Water Safety Codes
- SPOT THE DANGERS
Each kind of water offers a different hazard ,for example, rocks, strong currents, large breakers, different tide times-know them.
- TAKE ADVICE
Look out for information, warning signs, and flags and LISTEN TO THE LIFEGUARDS.
- DON'T GO ALONE
If you go somewhere alone, consider who is going to assist you if you get into difficulty.
- LEARN HOW TO HELP
You can learn some of the lifeguarding skills - i.e. - accident prevention, rescue, life support.
Be Water Smart
- Learn To Swim
- Don't Drink & Swim
- Obey Instructions From The Lifeguard
- Never Dive In Shallow Water - It Shatter Life
- Never Swim Alone - Not Even Lifeguards Or Dolphins Do.
For Toddlers and Young Children
- If You Are Not WIthin Arms Reach, You Have Gone Too Far!
Ways To Take Care On The Beach
- Never Swim When The Red Flag Is Flying
- Don't Swim Near Pipes, Rocks, Breakwaters & Piers
- Listen To Instruction From The Lifeguards
- Do Not Sit, Stand Or Play Between The Two Flags Located In Line With The Front Of The Tower. Lifeguards Need This Area Clear To Enter The Water When Responding To Emergencies
- Always Swim In Line With The Shore
- Keep Your "Lilo" (Seabeds) On The Beach. Rip Tides & Currents Can Carry You off In Seconds
- Never Swim With A Full Stomach
- Alcohol Free Swimmers Stay Afloat
- Be Cool, Don't Get Cold
- If Someone Is In Trouble, Do You Know How To Help?
- Don't Let Children Wander Off. They Are Your Responsibility
- Make Sure You Know What Is Beneath The Surface
Swim At Lifeguard Supervised Beaches Only
Take Note –Emergency Response Tips
- Shake and Shout Gently: Shake the person to see if he is conscious. Ask - "Are you okay?". If there is no response:
- Call For help and tilt the head back gently, lift the chin to open the airway
- Look, Listen, and Feel. Look at the chest to see if it is rising and falling. Listen for the sound of breathing. Feel for air escaping the mouth with your hand or your cheek. If you cannot see, hear or feel breathing:
- Pinch The nose and make a seal with your mouth on the victim's mouth and give two full breaths.
- Turn your head and Look, Listen and Feel.
- Give a breath every five (S) seconds. Continue until someone takes over from you.