The RNLI nationally aims to change the behaviour of groups and individuals identified as being ‘at risk’ of becoming a rescue statistic for lifeboat crews.
To help raise safety awareness at a local level volunteer community safety teams are being appointed. The role of the Community Safety Team involves developing a local lifesaving plan, including identifying ‘at risk’ groups and providing targeted safety advice.
Watch this video below and find out how to float to live and give yourself a floating chance.
At Thanet RNLI Community Safety HQ, we absolutely love the coast and we want everyone to really enjoy themselves and to be safe when they visit or take part in water based activity.
To keep abreast of our forthcoming events, either click our contact page ordownload our diary of events below. We can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
This is the blog for the Thanet Volunteer RNLI Community Safety Officer. Andrew Mills is part of a small team that goes out and about in the local community spreading the Respect the Water message to as many people as possible.
Our aim is to help the RNLI halve the number of coastal drowning fatalities by 2024. Some of our main campaigns are: Float Not Swim and Cold Water Shock. If you are a community group and would like an input on how to stay safe whilst enjoying the coast please get in touch.
As part of the re-launch of the RNLI’s Respect the Water drowning prevention campaign our team visited Margate Main Sands on Saturday morning to chat to beach goers . It also signalled the return of Read more…
A big ‘Thank You’ to all our lovely followers and the fantastic people out there that help share our blogs on social media. This is hugely appreciated by our team and is essential to helping Read more…
Angling is a seriously popular activity, which is growing yearly. The RNLI estimate that around 1 million people participate in angling around the coast. Unfortunately, between 2011 and 2015, 50 anglers lost their lives whilst Read more…
Recently our team met with members of the Margate Coastguard Rescue Team to swop educational drowning prevention and water safety material ahead of the season. This is hugely beneficial so that both teams can share Read more…
After two Lifeboat calls to tidal cut-off’s in and around the Kingsgate Bay area in the past seven days our team deployed their Incident Prevention Engagement (IPE) tactic on Sunday 12th May to the area. Read more…
Saturday saw the fabulous Ramsgate RNLI Fundraisers Mayday Coffee Morning raising funds for new lifeboat crew kit. The coffee morning included free tours around the lifeboats, bric a brac stands, the super RNLI shop, lovely Read more…
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Thanet RNLI Community Safety Officer
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