MIS login | Member's area & E-learning
  Home page     About Us     commissions     clubs     safety     news     calendar     Fundraising     links     contact

You are here > safety > coastal safety

Safety

Assume that all cliff edges are unstable. Wet trails or soft sand and earth can make for unstable footing. Rocks can be slippery even when it isn’t raining so keep to paths and avoid walking close to edges in high winds.

Keep back from cliff edges – a slip or trip could be fatal as some cliffs overhang or are unstable. Children and dogs may not see potential dangers – such as cliff edges – especially if they are excited.

Tombstoning is a high-risk activity involving jumping or diving from a height into open water. Water depth alters with the tide; the water may be shallower whilst submerged objects like rocks may not be visible that can cause serious injury.

The shock of cold water may make it difficult to swim and strong currents can rapidly sweep people away. Don’t let alcohol, drugs or peer pressure affect your judgement. Think before you jump!

Walking on coastal footpath can be dangerous, especially if it has an overhang. In some places, winter storms and high waves have eroded the shoreline, increasing the chance of collapse and slides.

Play it save and make sure you wear proper footwear, pay attention to warning signs and stay behind fences and railings. Especially when with small children stay away from the edge.

 

IN THE NEWS..

Nipper Coaches Required
Anglesey Leisure Services have had the go ahead to run the RNLI Swim Safe sessions over the summer.

They are inviting a number of junior s...
Read more on this article

Life Saving Chaplaincy
During the recent World Lifesaving Championships, members of the Powercraft Commission met Terry Legg who is involved in Life is Saving Chaplaincy in ...
Read more on this article

2019 Manuals
All the 2019 award manuals are now available for download from the Members Only area on the website.

The manuals cover all our awards, incl...
Read more on this article

Introduction to Coaching
The popular Introduction to Coaching course will be run again this year at Aberavon on the 6/7th April. It is a two day course with day one being del...
Read more on this article

Quizdom
All the 2019 Quizdom papers covering Beach Lifesaver Level 1 and 2 and NVBLQ are now available in the Members only Area....
Read more on this article
Home page
About us
Commissions
CLubs
safety
news
calendar
Fundraising

links
contact us
member's area & e-learning
mis login AREA

© SLSA Wales 2014 - 2018 | Charity No. 1157762 | Site by webdesignerwales.co.uk

privacy policy