Safeguard Your Summer Fun With These Safety Tips
When you get ready to head to the beach, you pack a big bag. You need a towel, water, snacks, sunglasses, a good book, sunscreen, and more to ensure you can comfortably enjoy your day by the water.
While we cannot help you pack your beach bag, we can help you prepare for the beach with these summer safety tips.
- Rip Current Avoidance: The majority of rescues lifeguards perform at beaches is due to rip currents. These strong rip currents can carry you away from the shore and it is important you know how to avoid getting dangerously caught in them. If you find yourself caught in a rip current, stay calm. Swim parallel to the shore until you get out of the current, then swim toward the shore. To avoid rip currents, always stay at least 100 feet away from jetties and piers, where these currents often form.
- Emergency Preparation: While ideally you probably will never face an emergency scenario at the beach, the ocean is unpredictable. So that you are never frozen out of fear if you come across someone who needs your help, take the time to get CPR certified this summer. It will not take very much of your time, and getting this crucial training could help you save a life!
- Sun Protection: Getting a tan might seem nice, but exposing your skin to the sun’s UV rays significantly increases your chances of getting the fatal skin cancer melanoma. Avoid this by regularly reapplying sunscreen and wearing tightly woven clothing to cover up.
You deserve to have nothing on your mind but relaxation when you are at the beach. To get the California insurance coverage you need to rest easy knowing your home, car, business, and other assets are protected, contact Hoffman Brown Company. Serving Sherman Oaks and the surrounding cities, our team of knowledgeable experts is committed to safeguarding you this summer and throughout the rest of the year!