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RoSPA issues water safety warning

4th October 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens

As people around Britain enjoy the unexpectedly warm weather, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has warned them to stay safe near water.

The number of accidental drownings peaks in hot conditions, so people should always look out for warning signs near lakes or rivers. Also, RoSPA has advised that individuals should swim at properly-supervised sites.

Nathan Hazlewood, RoSPA's leisure safety information officer, said: "Because accidental drownings tend to peak during warm spells, we're keen to highlight the danger that inland waters can pose for people who are not used to swimming there."

Families should consider the dangers associated with inland waters and ensure they know what to do if something goes awry, Mr Hazlewood affirmed.

The West Sussex Gazette has revealed that bikers in Horsham have been ignoring safety signs in the area.

As a result, local councillor Christine Costin is calling for the launch of a campaign to solve the problem.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800747614-ADNFCR


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