26 May PHC and the RNLI join forces to improve water safety
Poole Harbour Commissioners and the RNLI Water Safety Team have collaborated to publish key safety messages to harbour users via our online media platforms.
During the 2022 Summer period, we will be posting a series of videos and links, providing essential safety guidance and information, with the clear aim of helping keep everybody on the water safe and informed.
Watch out for our posts starting soon starting with information on lifejackets and flotation.
Captain Brian Murphy Poole Harbour Master commented:
“We are very pleased to be collaborating with the RNLI Water Safety Team to promulgate some very important key messages regarding safety on the water.
The safety of navigation is the primary role of any Harbour Master and I am very honoured and proud to hold that position here in Poole. Safety on the water is the responsibility of all who use Poole Harbour, whether is for business or pleasure; however, occasionally accidents do happen.
Over the years, an excellent relationship has built up between PHC and harbour user groups with information sharing via liaison meetings, local notice to mariners, the Poole harbour and marina guide and access to our safety management incident reporting system. This water safety campaign is yet another good example of sharing safety information for the benefit of all harbour users.
Stay informed, plan ahead and stay safe”
Gabbi Batchelor RNLI South East Water Safety Education Manager commented:
“Raising awareness of water safety is only possible with the help of everyone! The RNLI are pleased to be supporting PHC in their efforts to promote water safety advice to the public ahead of what is going to be an incredibly busy summer.
It is important everybody understands the risks of water-based activities as well as how to read the conditions and environment they are in. We want everybody to enjoy the coast safely and we will make a greater impact by working with other organisations to reach as many people as possible. Please ‘Respect the water’ we are one crew!”