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Byline: A new, updated and interactive edition of the RNLI’s safety handbook Sea Safety: The Complete Guide is launched today (25 June 2013).
Page Content: The Complete Guide is the RNLI’s handbook of essential information for all those who go to sea. Its new, interactive format means that sea safety is available on mobiles, tablets and laptops and at the tip of boaters’ fingertips. The new interactive version of the guide now includes videos, quizzes and challenges.

Tony Wafer, RNLI Coastal Safety Manager, said: ‘We recommend that all those who enjoy the water follow some simple guidelines: get some training, tell someone where you’re going, check the weather and tides, wear a lifejacket, check your safety equipment and carry spares, and carry a means of calling for help.

‘The Complete Guide gives more in-depth advice on how to follow these principles and stay safe on the water. It’ll cover everything from how to plan your time on the water, what safety equipment to take and how to use it, and what to do in an emergency.’

With over 8,000 RNLI lifeboat launches each year, and more than half of those to leisure craft, the charity is committed to helping people stay safe while they’re on the water so that they don’t become a rescue statistic.

Tony continued: ‘We want people to be able to enjoy their time on the water without a mishap ruining their day, so we’ve designed The Complete Guide as an easy-to-use resource that offers helpful safety advice and tips to sea-goers, whatever their activity.’

The new interactive Sea Safety: The Complete Guide will be available, free, at www.rnli.org.uk/completeguide from 25 June.

Media contacts
For more information please contact Isla Reynolds, Newsdesk and PR Manager, on 01202 663127 or 07899 076224 or by email at isla_reynolds@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively, please contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

Byline: A new, updated and interactive edition of the RNLI’s safety handbook Sea Safety: The Complete Guide is launched today (25 June 2013).
Page Content: The Complete Guide is the RNLI’s handbook of essential information for all those who go to sea. Its new, interactive format means that sea safety is available on mobiles, tablets and laptops and at the tip of boaters’ fingertips. The new interactive version of the guide now includes videos, quizzes and challenges.

Tony Wafer, RNLI Coastal Safety Manager, said: ‘We recommend that all those who enjoy the water follow some simple guidelines: get some training, tell someone where you’re going, check the weather and tides, wear a lifejacket, check your safety equipment and carry spares, and carry a means of calling for help.

‘The Complete Guide gives more in-depth advice on how to follow these principles and stay safe on the water. It’ll cover everything from how to plan your time on the water, what safety equipment to take and how to use it, and what to do in an emergency.’

With over 8,000 RNLI lifeboat launches each year, and more than half of those to leisure craft, the charity is committed to helping people stay safe while they’re on the water so that they don’t become a rescue statistic.

Tony continued: ‘We want people to be able to enjoy their time on the water without a mishap ruining their day, so we’ve designed The Complete Guide as an easy-to-use resource that offers helpful safety advice and tips to sea-goers, whatever their activity.’

The new interactive Sea Safety: The Complete Guide will be available, free, at www.rnli.org.uk/completeguide from 25 June.

Media contacts
For more information please contact Isla Reynolds, Newsdesk and PR Manager, on 01202 663127 or 07899 076224 or by email at isla_reynolds@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively, please contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.