Thank you for visiting the Thanet RNLI Community Safety team website.  The Community Safety team’s objective is part of the RNLI’s bid to halve accidental drownings in the UK by 2024.

Ramsgate’s Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat


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.

Thanet’s four priorities

The four coastal based activities that are targeted in the Thanet area:

1) Swimming;

2) Yacht sailing and motor boating;

3) In-water play/beach users; and

4) Walking/Dog walking

Here is a list of activities that we regularly take part in:

  • Coastal Safety talks to outside groups
  • Lifejacket clinics for sailing and yachting clubs
  • Beach safety ‘walk abouts’
  • Walking the pontoons – checking lifejackets
  • Coastal Dog Walker clinics

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