Do you live or work near to the coast? Want to help the RNLI with coastal safety?

If you live or work near the coast, you could be involved with the RNLI in producing innovative Water Safety Sand Signage. These signs are used to highlight local hazards and conditions.

When will you be asked to do this?

These signs are used to highlight local hazards and conditions so when you will be asked to do this can be variable. You will be linked with a local member of the RNLI Lifesaving team to identify times and patterns when this signage will be effective.

Where will you asked to do this?

This will be in your local area and works best on sandy beaches with a high elevation that the public can view the messaging from. Sand Signage is proven to be a highly effective way of providing messaging which is local and timely.  For example on the Isle of Thanet current tidal cut-off areas are: Dumpton Gap, Stone Bay and environs, Kingsgate Bay; and Botany Bay. 

Why are the RNLI asking for people to help out?

The RNLI are looking for support from within the local communities to deliver this; together the RNLI truly believes that they can save lives. Over half the people that get into trouble in the water didn’t expect to get wet. The RNLI needs support from local people to deliver this timely, adaptable messaging.

Interested in signing up?

Simply click below on this link and follow the instructions

Any questions?

Please contact the RNLI Water Safety Team 

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Thank you for reading and stay safe!


Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)