Water safety campaign launched in Hambleton
Published on Friday, 22nd May 2020
A new campaign to highlight the dangers around water has been launched in Hambleton.
With the closure of the District Council’s leisure centres due to the coronavirus pandemic the authority is driving home the importance of taking care around water – whether at home in a paddling pool, at the coast or in rivers and becks.
“As the good weather continues people are enjoying spending more time playing in water – that could be paddling pools or hot tubs, or areas of open water,” said Cabinet Member, Councillor Mrs Bridget Fortune.
“We want people to be safe so have launched a series of posters to drive this message home.”
She said the campaign will include social media messages on the council’s facebook and twitter accounts.
You can find advice and information here:
The messages include:
- Never leave a child unattended around water - babies can drown in as little as 2cm of water
- Securely cover all water storage tanks and drains
- Empty paddling pools, containers, buckets and watering cans as soon as they have been used and store upside down so they do not collect water
- Securely cover all hot tubs and home spas after use
- Always turn hosepipes off at the tap, so children cannot fill vessels themselves
- Remember that open water will be colder than it looks
- Swim at beaches with lifeguards
Never swim in open water alone