DeterTech highlight positive steps landowners can take to secure approached to open water
ACCORDING to the Royal Lifesaving Society UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites such as rivers, lakes and abandoned quarries.
And with a hot bank holiday weekend approaching, site security company DeterTech are highlighting the positive steps landowners can take to secure approaches to open water, save lives, and signpost members of the public towards more suitable locations.
James Teasdale, risk mitigation specialist at DeterTech, said: ‘It is vital to bring attention to the unfortunate rise in preventable deaths occurring in open waters during the summer months of June, July, and August.
‘While recognizing the ongoing efforts of authorities and landowners in ensuring safety, there are additional temporary measures that should be considered during this peak period when the risk is greatest.
‘Simple precautions save lives and can be introduced at modest cost. For example, the short-term adoption of additional fencing, the 24/7 remote monitoring of approaches to open water, and the provision of clear signage redirecting members of the public to more suitable locations for open water swimming, are all proven to be highly effective.’