Our beaches are some of the safest in the country with professional RNLI beach lifeguards and RLSS Volunteer Lifeguards operating during the season. LV=KidZone is the children’s beach safety scheme which operates during July and August only.
You can pick up a free LV=KIDZONE wristband from any beach office for your children. The LV=KIDZONE scheme makes a visit to the beach a safer and less stressful experience for parents. With up to a staggering 100,000 visitors on a typical busy August day, there’s a possibility that among all the excitement your child may wander off. The wristbands are colour coded to whichever part of the beach you base yourself on.
Have a read through of the ‘Ten top tips for a safe summer at the seaside’ below and the RNLI beach safety – ‘Know your flags’, this information will help you have the safest day possible whilst on the beach and should help you to relax.”
If you’re heading to the beach this summer, spare a thought for safety. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone planning a trip to the beach and, particularly, anyone thinking of going into the water, to choose a lifeguarded beach and swim in the area between the red and yellow flags.
Around two-thirds of people in the UK go to the seaside at least once a year – perhaps for summer holidays or day trips. Last year alone, RNLI lifeguards responded to more than 9,500 incidents and helped more than 10,900 people on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.
To help the beach-going public stay safe, the lifesaving charity is offering some essential beach safety tips to make sure people remember their summer holidays for the right reason.
You can visit RNLI’s website here.