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Stay safe in and around water
The beach is an amazing place to be both for work or recreation, but this can all go seriously wrong in a matter of seconds.
We are here to help you understand your beach.
A rip current is a build up of water pressure from incoming waves producing a channel like retreat for the water.
This produces a river like effect between the waves as the water retreats back into the ocean. check out our rip current does and donts below
CORRECTIVE ACTION AND TECHNIQUE
Casuakty does not swim far enough out of the rip current and gets swept back in
Swim parallel with the beach until they are clear of the rip current and be aware of feeder currents
Casulaty attempts to swim directly back agains the rip current to shore
swim parallel to the beach
Casualty does not call for help or calls to late
Call and signal for help as soon as the danger is realised
Beach flags should all be the same but vary from country to country here are some flags for your safety both regional and international remember always check the flag or ask a lifeguard before entering the water
The casual factors that lead to a drowning event and the Actions needed are:
ACTION : EDUCATE AND INFORM
ACTION: PROVIDE WARNING DENY ACCESS
ACTION : INCREASE SURVIVAL SKILLS
ACTION: PROVIDE SUPERVISION
spot the dangers
always go with a friend
learn how to help in an emergency