Thank you for visiting the Margate and 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.


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 (Kent) 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
  • Facilitating lifeboat station visits

Feel free to contact us if you think your group would benefit from talk or visit.

To keep abreast of our forthcoming events, either click our contact page or download our diary of events below. We can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Diary Dates

30th September – Turner Contemporary Pooches & Turner weekend. Coastal Dog safety stand

13th October – Joint Kent Police Neighbourhood Policing  Coastal Dog Safety stand – Botany Bay 10:00-12:30hrs.

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Swim Safe

Swim Safe has now finished for the Summer. We really hope that you have managed to pop down and get your child to take part.  We’ve really enjoyed helping to teach young people some sea safety awareness.