- Cold water in lakes and wetlands can be very dangerous. It is often much colder beneath the surface than you think. Suddenly getting into cold water can give you a cold shock. If you feel cold, get out of the water straight away or you cold suffer from Hypothermia.
- The bottom of lakes and wetlands can be soft and uneven. Look out for submerged objects.
- Large lakes and rivers may look calm, but remember wind will create choppy waves that make it dangerous to swim or go out in a small boat.
- Do not use floating toys on lakes or wetlands- you can be easily blown away from shore and away from safety.
- You cannot tell how deep a hole is if it is water filled.
- Ground churned up by digging machinery can be very soft and become water filled, acting like “quicksand”
- Sides of trenches can collapse.
- Stay away from construction sites
- Keep clear of cliff edges, as they can be slippery when wet or loose underfoot.
- If you see someone in difficult, tell an adult
- SAFE - Stay Away From the Edge.
In an Emergency Dial 999 or 112