Open Water Environments

Use of PFDs/LifejacketsKnowledge of local hazardsRecognise/Assist drowning person

This covers important information on the safety of under 5s around open water environments and highlights the following water competencies: Using PFDs/Lifejackets, Knowledge of Local Hazards, and Recognise/Assist drowning person.

Open water environments are a popular venue for social outings. However, there are increased risks in these environments.

The storybook downloads below support learning related to safe practices in open water environments. You might find these helpful when talking about water safety with younger children.

Fishing With Papa

Kei te hī ika māua ko Pāpā

Pippa and Paul Playing Safely in the Water

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