We’re approaching the time of year when we all like to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Whether it’s going for a walk, playing in the parks or encouraging our children to get outside and burn off some energy.
Unfortunately, there are risks, one of the biggest being the hazards presented by water to our young children. According to ROSPA, more than 400 people die from drowning as a result of an accident in or around water annually in the UK.
While we are not suggesting that you avoid these activities (or that you avoid fun as a whole!), we want to remind you to be aware of the hazards of playing around water, especially for children. We’ve put together our top tips and advice to allow you to put simple control measures into place, to ensure everyone enjoys themselves and goes home safely.
Open water can come in the form of:
Ponds, water features, quarries, canals, streams, rivers, lakes, within buildings which have standing water/fish tanks and of course baths and jacuzzis.
Be aware of the following:
Consider putting the following controls in place:
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