Safety

Swim between the flags

Every day, Lifeguards survey and mark safe swim zones by planting a red & yellow flag at the ends of the safe swim zone. During the day they shift the flags to ensure that the safe swim zone does not contain any hazardous elements.

This marks out the area of the beach patrolled by lifeguards. The area in between the red and yellow flags is the safe area to swim & body board . Use inflatable’s only after getting permission to do so from the lifeguard on duty as offshore winds may be prevalent.

Safe swim zone is always watched over by on duty lifeguards working in pairs or more and having with them necessary rescue equipment. They keep in touch with other lifeguards over wireless communication systems.

IT IS IN YOUR INTEREST THAT YOU SWIM / BATH IN A SAFE SWIM ZONE

Safety Flags

 

Every day, Lifeguards survey and mark safe swim zones by planting a red & yellow flag at the ends of the safe swim zone. During the day they shift the flags to ensure that the safe swim zone does not contain any hazardous elements.

This marks out the area of the beach constantly under observation by lifeguards. The area in between the red and yellow flags is the safe area to swim & body board.
This indicates danger. NEVER, under any circumstances, enter the water when the red flag is flying.

The danger could be - rough sea conditions; submerged rocks; submerged hazardous objects; area prone to formation of rip current; sudden drop in sea floor; presence of harmful marine creatures etc. Areas where the Black and White chequered flag is hoisted is an area where water crafts may come close to shore. You should NEVER swim or body board in such areas.

It is also recommended that even if the Black and White chequered flag is not hoisted , one should swim / bath only in the earmarked safe swim zones.

Do's & Dont's

When ever possible always swim at a lifeguarded beach.

Always read and obey the safety signs usually found at the main entrance of the beach.

When on a lifeguarded beach find a red and yellow flags and always swim between them. This area is watched by lifeguards.

Never swim alone.

If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.

Do not attempt to rescue if you see anyone in difficulty if you are not a trained lifeguard. If on a lifeguarded beach contact the nearest lifeguard.