Safety on the Water

Water Safety Ireland’s have launched the ‘Hold Hands’ Programme to highlight potential water safety dangers at home, on farms, on the beach, at rivers, lakes and on holiday this summer.

Storyboards grab children’s imagination and include a cleverly designed pointer, shaped like a hand, so whenever a child engages in water safety learning, they are physically holding a hand to reinforce the behavioural change the lessons are trying to instil.

Water Safety Ireland ‘Hold Hands’ Programme

Safety on the Water Information –

National Water Safety Awareness Week June 14-20

  • No swimming lessons for a year – Know your limits
  • Before you get out on the Water – Get into a Life Jacket
  • Before you get out on a Boat – Get into a Life Jacket
  • You’ve stayed safe all year – don’t stop now