The National Coastwatch Institution has Water Safety Officers who liaise with agencies that include the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, H.M. Coastguard, lifeguards and other water-safety bodies. Together, we aim to increase public awareness of safety issues along the coast as part of the #RESPECTTHEWATER campaign.
We are the “eyes along the coast” providing a daylight lookout to see and respond to anyone needing help on the coast or at sea but ideally such situations would never arise.
Accidents do happen. To help reduce them safety advice for all those using these areas could help to save lives.
Why not try the quiz below and share this with family and friends so as to increase knowledge of the dangers and how to avoid them.
We want everyone to enjoy the coast and sea safely in this beautiful area.
Water Safety Quiz
Q1: What does a red flag flying on a beach indicate?
Q2: How would you signal if you were in distress and need assistance?
Q3:Where is the best place to keep your phone when you are boating?
Q4: What number would you dial to contact the Coastguard in an emergency?
Q5: If walking on the coast alone – what would you do before leaving home?
Q6: “FLOAT TO LIVE” encourages you to take what position in the water?