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Gas Lifejackets, Life Jackets, Water Safety -

A SOLAS lifejacket light is a safety light that attaches to a lifejacket to make the wearer visible, mainly at night. The lights have both automatic and manual functions so that they can be turned off in the daytime to save the battery if needs be, or activated automatically when the jacket makes contact with water. When on, the battery generally lasts for at least 8 hours. What is SOLAS and what is it in relation to lifejacket lights? A SOLAS lifejacket light is a lifejacket light which conforms to SOLAS standards.The International Convention for the Safety of Life at...

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Buoyancy Aids, Foam Lifejackets, Gas Lifejackets, Life Jackets, Water Safety -

Different countries will have different legal requirements for whether lifejackets are required on boats. But irrespective of what is written in law, we would always recommend that each person on the boat has a lifejacket which is suited to the activity and the wearer’s weight. More importantly the jacket should be worn and not only be available ‘just in case’. You can read more about the different types of jacket here > Are lifejackets required on boats in the UK? There is no legal requirement in the UK for anyone on the water for leisure purposes to wear a lifejacket...

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Beach, Beach Flags, Water Safety -

Most beaches will have flags and / or safety signs to make sure we all have a safe time while we're there. But what do these beach and lifeguard warning flags mean? Lets have some fun with (beach) flags. The 3 most common flags on British beaches are: Red and yellow flags These display a lifeguarded area. The water between these flags is the safest area to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables. Black and white chequered flags This is an area for surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and other non-powered craft, plus the launch and recovery area for kitesurfers and windsurfers....

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Beach, How to, Water Safety -

Taking the children to the beach is a great way for everyone to top up on the vitamin D, splash about in the sea and generally have some fun in the sun. Whilst we don't want to ruin the excitement and anticipation of donkey rides, ice-cream and hot dog leg Instagram posts, there are some things you can do to make sure your family day out goes off without a hitch. Below are our top tips to having a safe and fun day by the water... 1. Safety first Try and use a lifeguarded beach, and when you do track...

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Beach, Beach Flags, How to, Water Safety -

With lockdown easing and everyone desperate for a holiday, in the coming months it is guaranteed a lot of us will be heading to the beach for some sun, fun and relaxation. Whether we’re regulars at the seaside or newbies it’s always worth considering our safety while we’re there, particular if we’re heading down with children. This is our top ten list of things to do to make sure you have a safe time by the sea 1. Be water aware TidesTides in the UK run pretty regularly and therefore their height and times follow a timetable. Despite this, people...

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