Safety Tips

Beach Safety

  • Check the water conditions before entering.
  • Swim at a beach patrolled by lifesavers.
  • Swim between the red and yellow flags.
  • Beach Safety

    • Check the water conditions before entering.
    • Swim at a beach patrolled by lifesavers.
    • Swim between the red and yellow flags.
    • Swim with a friend.
    • Read and follow instructions on safety sign.
    • Never swim after consuming alcohol.
    • Surfboards and swimmers should not use the same water area at the same time.
    • Float with a RIP, do not try to swim against it.

    Inland Water Safety

    • Swim at an area supervised by lifeguards.
    • Check water conditions before entering.
    • Swim only in designated swimming areas.
    • Swim with a friend.
    • Read and follow instructions on safety signs.
    • Do not dive into water of unknown depth, beware of submerged objects.
    • Never swim after consuming alcohol.
    • Float with a current, do not try to swim against it.

    Sun Safety

    • Prolonged exposure to the sun can be harmful.
    • Always wear a broad rimmed hat when outdoors.
    • Wear a long sleeved shirt .
    • Wear long leg pants/trousers.
    • If the skin is exposed to the sun, use a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+.
    • If swimming, regularly reapply sunscreen.
    • Wear sunglasses which protect from UV.
    • Head for shade during hours of peak sunlight, generally 11.00am and 3.00pm.

    Home Water Safety

    • Home pools should be fenced.
    • Ensure the pool gate is closed and latched at all times.
    • Keep watch and supervise children at all times.
    • Never swim alone.
    • Never leave buckets or pails of water accessible to children.
    • Install mesh over ponds.
    • Empty baths when not in use.
    • Learn water safety and CPR.

    Safe Boating

    • Take a boating safety course before boating.
    • Ensure the boat is in good condition before use.
    • Ensure all safety equipment is available and in working condition.
    • Wear life jackets.
    • Let someone know where you are going.
    • Never overload the boat with people or equipment.
    • Keep a watch on the weather conditions.
    • Stay clear of swimmers.