Multilingual Beach Safety Fact Sheets
Our beach safety fact sheets have been created for our diverse multilingual communities with the support of our Multicultural Advisory group and with the help of the communities they are created for.
Preparing & packing for a safe day at the beach
These fact sheets focus on three key components of beach safety; Preparing for a safe day at home, packing for a safe day and the actions we can take while at the beach to stay safe. Our key message for our multicultural communities is "Beach Safety Starts at Home" and this is the message we are aiming to promote with these fact sheets.
The first page of our fact sheet promotes the use of the Beachsafe app to research the beach and the conditions prior to leaving home. This allows an opportunity to ensure that the beach beaing chosen is patrolled and the conditions are safe to swim.
We also discuss packing for the beach and emphasise safe choices in what to take and responsible decisions to ensure the safety of all those intending to enjoy the beach that day.
Enjoying a safe day at the beach
While we acknowledge that one of the most crucial aspects to beach safety is preparation and reserach before you even leave home - there are many things that individuals can do once they are at the beach to ensure a safe and fun day,
The second page of our fact sheet focuses on the actions we can take to stay safe while at the beach.
We promote the proactive seeking of flagged and patrolled areas of the beach, the viewing of beach safety signs and asking questions when we are unsure or don't understand.
In the event that an individual decides to swim at an unflagged beach - we emphasise the importance of having a plan and ensuring that risky decisions are not made in the heat of the moment.
Our fact sheets are completed with a QR code link to the relevant language online QUIZ.