Sand Art, A New Tool for Conveying Important Water Safety Message to the Public

The Thanet RNLI Community Safety Team has another tool in its promotional arsenal in sharing important water safety messages with residents and visitors to the Thanet Coastline…. SAND ART. Every year the RNLI is called out to rescue people who have been cut off by the tide.

Although teams are out giving advice and tides times are published on the RNLI Facebook pages, some people still get caught out.

Ian Lockyer, RNLI Community Safety Adviser, spent an hour on the beach near Ramsgate Harbour Wall perfecting a simple safety message ‘THINK TIME AND TIDE.’ The overall message measured 225 metres square and was visible from the cliff-top above and from the beach’s steps.

Ian Lockyer RNLI Community Safety Advisor deployed carrying out Sand art activity at Ramsgate.
Ian said, ‘I had many considerations to make…. was there enough sand, was there a suitable area for this message to be viewed, number of people using the beach …and most importantly the tide!’

He added, ‘Even though it was chilly, I soon warmed up, and it was great to chat with so many people who wanted to know what I was up to.

Other useful links
RNLI Local Ambassador Scheme
RNLI Sand art
How to check the tide times

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