Safety Questions and Answers - Octopus 1,2 & 3
How would you telephone for help ?
Answer: To telephone
for help you could dial 112
(prefered number especially for mobiles) or 999 and ask for
the service you require.
2. What are the four parts of the Water Safety Code ?
four parts of the water safety code are: Spot the dangers,
Take safety advice, Don't go alone, Learn how to help.
3. What is the difference between swimming in a pool and swimming
in open water ?
difference between swimming in a pool and swimming in open
water are manly in a
pool there is clean water and in open water the water is mucky.
At open water you do not know
the depths of the water where as in a pool you can.
4. What water hazards/dangers are there in the home or garden
water is not supervised where as a swimming pool there are
supervise. Water dangers /hazards at home could be bowls,
paddling pool, swimming pool,
water butts, puddles.
5. What water hazards are there in a park ?
dangers or hazards in a park could include streams, rivers,
gravel pits, reservoirs.
6. What water hazards or dangers are there at the beach or
dangers or hazards at the seaside could include all mentioned
and groynes, rock pools, breakwaters, quick sands, watercraft.
7. What warning flags are there at the beach or seaside ?
Do not enter the water Red and yellow-patrolled bathing area
Black and white
quartered-craft area orange with blue diagonal stripes-signal
8. Why are rivers dangerous ?
are dangerous because they may be very cold, whirlpools. rocks,
9. Why are canals dangerous
are dangerous because steep edges at locks, metal objects.
and mucky, broken glass. Some places where it would not be
safe to swim would be lakes,
rivers, canals, unless these places are supervised for any
10. Name some places where it would not be safe to swim ?
places where it would not be safe to swim include canals,
gravel pits or any where with out correct supervision from
lifeguards or a responsible adult.
11. Why should you never go swimming alone ?
should never go swimming alone because there would be no one
to call for help
if you need it.
12. If you go swimming on holiday what should you do first
you go swimming on holiday make sure you are swimming in a
supervised lifeguard area.
13. If you go swimming at the seaside what should you do first
you go swimming in the sea you should the local conditions
should be checked
swim in a lifeguard area.
14. If you go swimming at a new pool what should you do first
you go swimming at a new pool you should check any notices
about the pool,
pool depth notices and where it is safe to jump in etc.
15. If you see someone downing at the swimming pool what should
you do ?
Answer: If you see somebody
drowning in a swimming pool you should sound the alarm
and tell a lifeguard.
16. If you see someone drowning in open water what should
you do ?
you see someone drowning in open water you should access the
situation and raise
the alarm, a rescue should only be attempted if it is possible
with out endangering the
life of the rescuer.
17. How can you help somebody who is drowning without putting
your self at risk ?
which may be possible include:To throw a rope, areach rescue
form the side,
a wade in rescue if the water is shallow.
18. What rescue services can help you at the seaside ?
services, which can help at the seaside, include coast guard,
beach lifeguards, lifeboats, fire service, police, and ambulance.
19. How could you reach some body that has fallen into water
cannot swim very well ?
reach rescue may be possible by lying flat and reaching out
to the person downing.
A long item is needed here like a stick.
What would be the best aid to use to reach somebody who
needs help in water ?
which is available, can be used for a reach rescue as long
as it is strong
and can reach the person.
21. What could you use to throw to somebody who needs help
in open water ?
aid which can be thrown to a person who need help. Examples
of aids could
be a Rope, Life Belt, Plastic Container, Ball or a Piece of
Safety Questions and Answers - Goldfish 1,2 & 3
Give examples of whistle signals used in your pool with their
Answer: The answer is Specific to the
centre. For our pool, 1 long blast means clear the pool,
1 short blast to attract lifeguard and 2 short blasts to indicate
lifeguard is entering
2. Why you should you walk and not run
on the poolside ?
is dangerous on the poolside as it may be slippery and is
likely to result
in a peson slipping and
falling which may cause injury.
3. How do you know where the shallow
end of the pool is ?
signs around the pool on the wall informing swimmers how deep
the water is.
4. When would you go to the toilet ?
should go to the toilet prior to the lesson and ask to leave
the pool if the lesson
5. If you have long hair what should
you do with it before entering the water ?
hair should be covered by a swimming hat or tied back
6. If you wear Jewellery what would
you do with it ?
should be removed prior to swimming and left at home or stored
safe place at the pool.
7. When and how would you enter the
should enter the water only when instructed to do so by the
A safe method of entry should be used.
8. What are the depths of your pool
is specific to the centre. The teaching pool varies from 0.6
metres to 1 metre
and the main pool is 0.9 metres deep down the shallow end
and 2 metres
deep down the deep end.
9. Who would you tell if someone has
an accident at the pool ?
teacher of the class, a lifeguard or another responsible person.
10. What are you not allowed to do at
the swimming pool ?
should not: Eat chewing gum, run on the pool side, enter the
until instructed, leave a class without
telling anyone, and dive, unless instructed to do so.
11. What colour uniform do your lifeguards
is specific to the centre- for our pool, either Yellow or
12. What should be done to equipment
when the teacher has finished with it ?
use equipment should be placed tidily on the poolside in case
13. Why do we need to know which is
the shallow end of your pool ?
is necessary in the interest of safety. It is important to
know the depth of the water
for various activites.
14. What should you do if the alarm
sounds at the swimming pool ?
the alarm sounds you should immediately leave the pool and
await instructions from
teacher and lifeguard.
15. What should you do after you have
been swimming ?
swimming the pupils should shower, dry them selves dress and
rinse out their
swimming costumes in
clean water as soon as possible.
16. What jewellery is allowed at your
only jewellery, which should be worn in a swimming pool, is
alert bracelet or necklace.
17. Who should you tell if you need to go to the toilet ?
the pupils want to go the toilet during a lesson they should
ask the teacher for
permission to leave the pool.