The Wetsuit Factory (TWF) are proud to partner with The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) by sponsoring The Water Safety All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) presentation of the UK drowning report 2022.
Being an island nation, we feel that it is vitally important that everyone should know how to swim and be safe around the water. As such we support the call for water safety education to be compulsory throughout our education system.
Since 1969 TWF have strived to educate end users to ensure that everyone can enjoy the water safely. We are proud to have been the first company to use our swing tags to spread key information about beach flags, what to do in an emergency and to encourage people to visit a lifeguarded beach. These tags reached almost 500,000 users in 2022.
We use our Facebook and Instagram pages to raise awareness and provide education applicable to both inland and coastal waters. Topics include drowning prevention, rip-tides, currents and cold water shock.
RLSS UK echo our values and our partnership will allow us both to spread the water safety message further and wider.
The Water Safety APPG was implemented to establish more accessible water safety education across the UK to prevent future drownings. We hope that this event will raise awareness and gain support for the Water Safety (Curriculum) Bill.
Going forward we would like to see materials and lessons readily available and accessible in all schools. This will ensure children from all backgrounds are aware of the dangers for themselves and others. They should be able to confidently self-rescue allowing them to be safe in, around and on all types of water.
If you would like to find out more about this partnership, or how to partner with us, do get in touch.