Each kind of water offers a different hazard ,for example, rocks, strong currents, large breakers, different tide times-know them.
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
Batts Rock St. Michael
Obey Instructions From The Lifeguard
Never Dive In Shallow Water – It Shatter Life
Never Swim Alone – Not Even Lifeguards Or Dolphins Do.
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
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
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.
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