Water Safety


Here we raise awareness of hazards associated with swimming anywhere other than a swimming pool. Also what to do and not to do, if someone is in trouble in the water.


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 Key Teaching Points

1) Danger of playing in or near lakes, ponds, rivers, canals or reservoirs.
2) Emergency procedures if anyone does fall in.
3) Hazards encountered whilst using fishing rods.
4) Polluted/contaminated water.



Further Information

Local Parks Department
St. John Ambulance Brigade
Red Cross

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)


Thank you to HM Coastguard and the RNLI who supply water safety books and posters.



 "HM Coastguard is delighted to be working together with the Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) through their distribution of our resources to inland-based children - helping them to stay safe at the beach" 

                   MCA Public Relations Office







The Safety Centre opened in 1994 as a partnership-based community safety project involving Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, health authorities, local government, other statutory organisations and the private sector. The centre is not centrally funded and as such relies heavily on donations and sponsorship.