During the school holidays, and in particular in hot weather, increasing numbers of children put themselves at risk of drowning. In 2005, 39 children aged between 0 -14 accidentally drowned in the UK (RoSPA).
To keep yourself safe, when you are in, on or beside water, always follow the Water Safety Code.
The Water Safety Code
Spot the dangers! Water may look safe, but it can be dangerous. Learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you will be able to swim in cold water.
The dangers of water include:
Very cold temperatures
It can be deep –It is difficult to estimate depth
There may be hidden rubbish like shopping trolleys or broken glass
It can be difficult to get out (steep slimy banks)
Water pollution may make you ill
Take safety advice!
Special flags and notices may warn you of danger. Know what the signs mean and do what they tell you.
Go together! Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves. An adult can point out dangers or help is somebody gets into trouble.
Learn how to help! You may be able to help yourself and others if you know what to do in an emergency. If you see someone in difficulty, tell somebody, preferably a
Lifeguard if there is one nearby, or go to the nearest telephone, dial 999, ask for the Police at inland water sites and the Coastguard at the beach.
Choose to swim at your local swimming pool where lifeguards are on duty. There are no lifeguards at quarries, canals, lakes, reservoirs or rivers.
For further information on water safety contact Rachael Doyle on 01384 815547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dudley Federation of Tenants & Residents Associations
The Ground Floor Complex, Booth Court
Lower Derry Street
Tel: 01384 868010
Welcome to the DFTRA website. Here you can find information on who we are, what we do and how we can help you. You can also see what we have coming up in our calendar, and keep up to date with Federation news.
The purpose of Dudley Federation is to represent the Tenants and Residents Associations and help them in any way possible. For more information, please visit the About Us section of this website.
This is a mailing list that anyone can join, not just TRA members! We will send the occasional update email (usually no more than 1 per month) with information around community involvement, Dudley Council updates and events happening around the Borough.
Our offices at Booth Court, Brierley Hill are open for TRA members to pop in Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, but you can call us on the phone between 9am – 4pm. If you would like to come and see us or use our facilities outside of these times or if you are not a member of a TRA but would like to speak to someone please give us a call on 01384 868010 or email email@example.com.