Water safety

This scenario will demonstrate just how attractive, especially on a summer’s day, a stretch of water may appear to swimmers but also shows the many dangers lurking beneath the surface. This scenario deals with both water safety in rivers and at the seaside.

Top tips

Don’t jump or dive in – as the depth may vary and there can be hidden dangers, such as broken glass or sharp objects
Take note of safety information, warning signs or flags.
Never venture on to ice covered lakes, ponds or canals.

Remember flood water can be dangerous too, never:
Drive through floodwater – two feet of flowing water is enough to sweep your car away.
Walk in floodwater that is above knee level – it can easily knock you off your feet.


Visitors will be asked to think about river and beach water safety.