Beaches can be extremely difficult and risky venues to manage. And, if you have a pool facility in a nearby beach area, the risk can double – maybe even quadruple – so you need to ensure that the individuals managing your facilities are well equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to handle their respective jobs.
Pools and beaches have a whole lot of difference between them. However, the basic safety rules are practically the same. Swimming in areas where there are no lifeguards patrolling a beach is definitely a huge risk and is something that must never be done by anyone. Aside from swimming only in designated areas, here are a few beach safety tips that operators like to remind everyone when using their facilities:
KNOW YOUR FLAGS
BEACH FLAG WARNING SYSTEM
Water closed to public use.
High Hazard. High surf and/or strong currents.
Medium Hazard. Moderate Surf and/or currents.
LOW HAZARD. CALM CONDITIONS EXERCISE CAUTION.
DANGEROUS MARINE LIFE
RED & YELLOW
* ABSENCE OF FLAGS DOES NOT ASSURE SAFE WATERS.
When at the beach, we know how important lifeguards and facility staff are in keeping the safety of people within the premises. We always make sure that our beach team members have the necessary knowledge, experience and training needed to ensure everyone’s safety in and around the water, especially during emergency situations.