Summer time in Australia, and the beaches become the main attraction.
The beach is one of Australia’s most recognizable and enjoyable features. Here is how can we enjoy a day at the beach safely and help prevent accidents or injury.
The first rule of beach safety is:Always swim between the flags.
Some dangers you may face outside these “flagged” areas are submerged rocks, rips and currents.
Know about the flags :
- Red and Yellow Flags – it is safe to swim between the flags, and its the safest spot to swim.
- Yellow Flags – the surf is potentially dangerous with bad conditions.
- Red Flags – DANGER! – DO NOT SWIM IN THE WATER – when the red flag is up the beach is closed.
- Black and white flags : Board riding and surfing is not permitted.
Things to be taken care of before a swim in the beach:
- Don’t swim at unpatrolled beaches.
- Never swim at dusk or at night.
- Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Never swim directly after a meal.
Also make sure you be sun safe:
BE SUN SAFE:
- Slip on a shirt.
- Slop on sunscreen.
- Slap on a hat.
- Wrap on some sunglasses.