Help save lives with a ‘Get Safe’ water safety event
2 May 2013
On average one person drowns in the UK every 17 hours and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death among children, with more than half of incidents happening at rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs. Give young people in your area the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water by holding a special ‘Get Safe’ event.
The ASA’s ‘Get Safe’ campaign seeks to ensure young people know how to stay safe, while having fun in and around water. We would like to invite pool operators, clubs and swim schools to help spread the ‘Get Safe’ message and help save lives.
But you need to act fast, 300 organisations who sign up online will receive great FREE resources, including a Pool Event Guide with details about what, when and who should be involved, posters to help promote the event and certificates to reward the young people attending on the day.
Particularly relevant as we approach warmer weather, help young people in your area to enjoy the water, but in a safe and sensible way and pass the message on to ‘Get Safe’.
Events will promote the ‘SAFE’ code. To enjoy the water and stay SAFE:
S – Spot the dangers
A – Advice. Take advice
F – Friend. Always go with a friend
E – Emergency. Learn how to help in an emergency