NSRI: General safety tips

2017-12-21 06:01

1. Swim at beaches where lifeguards are on duty

Lifeguards are on duty at selec-ted beaches between 10:00 and 18:00 on weekends and during the week in summer school holidays. Listen to their advice and talk to them about safety on the beach that you are visiting.

2. Swim between the lifeguard’s flags

Teach children that if they swim between the lifeguard’s flags, the lifeguards will be watching them and can help if there is a problem.

3. Don’t drink and swim

Never drink alcohol and then go to swim.

4. Don’t swim alone

Always swim with a friend. If you are with a friend while swimming, there is someone who can call for help if you need it.

5. Adult supervision are vital

Adults who are supervising children in or near water must be able to swim. It is extremely dangerous to get into the water to rescue someone. Rather throw something that floats to the person in difficulty and call for help.

7. Don’t attempt a rescue

Call a lifeguard or the NSRI by dialling 112 from your cell phone for help.

8. Don’t use floating objects

Do not let children use floating objects, toys or tyre tubes. They can very quickly get blown away from the shore.

9. Don’t be distracted

Do not be distracted by your cell phone or other electronic devices.

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