During the Summer months our team have been visiting Thanet beaches chatting to beach visitors about coastal safety and how to ‘float to live’ as part of our on-going lifesaving interventions.

One of the topics that we also chat about is that of child safety whilst on the beach and inparticular issuing water proof wrist band which can carry the parents/guardian’s mobile telephone contact number.  Everyone we speak to really like the scheme and take one of the wrist bands for their child.  If our team are not on the beach you can obtain one of the wrist bands from most lifeguarded beaches.

The diagram above is a good reminder of some of the top safety tips for families whilst enjoying the beach.

More useful links:

Our Ultimate guide to finding a lifeguarded beach in Thanet

Why inflatables are not a good for the seaside

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Andy Mills

Thanet RNLI Community Safety Officer Striving to reduce accidental drownings by 50% by 2024 by spreading key safety messages to Thanet communities and its visitors.