Top water safety tips

Publish Date : 28 Dec 2016
Top water safety tips

If you plan to enjoy Auckland’s beautiful waters this summer, please watch out for yourself and others.

Here are some tips for staying safe in and around the water:

  • keep children within sight and reach, without distraction
  • swim with others and between the flags at lifeguard-patrolled beaches
  • empty paddling pools when not in use.

Be aware of the dangers

Always remember to:

  • enter shallow and unknown water feet first
  • observe safety signs and warnings
  • avoid alcohol.

Be prepared

  • Know the local weather and marine conditions.
  • Wear a lifejacket when rock fishing, crabbing, set netting or boating. Under Auckland’s Navigation Safety Bylaw it is compulsory to wear a lifejacket when in boats of 6m or less.
  • Be a responsible skipper and make sure your boat and gear are in good shape.

Know your limits

  • Understand the risks and your own ability to cope with them.
  • Learn safe ways of rescuing others without putting yourself in danger.

Get more safety tips at WaterSafe Auckland

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