Water Safety resources

Find resources and information to help you share water safety advice in your community.

From commercial fishing crews to coastal walkers – it’s vital that people know how to stay safe when on or around the water. By sharing water safety advice, the RNLI aims to prevent incidents before they happen and encourage people to adopt safer behaviour, so that they can safely enjoy their time at the coast. 

Below you will find resources to help you support water safety in your area, including our safety advice for specific activities and information about our main summer beach safety campaign.

If you need further support please email [email protected]

Life-ring on pole by beach with blue sky
Water Safety Guides and Booklets
Download guides and booklets to help you share safety messages.
Water Safety Guides and Booklets
Children using RNLI education resources in the classroom
Education resources
Teach young people how to be safe near and in the water – and what to do if anything ever goes wrong. Free downloadable learning resources for water safety workshops and more.
Take a look
Kayaker paddling at sea
Choose your activity
For some, being in, on or around the water is a passion. For others it’s a livelihood. And for the lucky ones, it’s both.
Choose your activity
A man in the water with a lifejacket on
Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) Resources
PDFs with information and safety messaging on lifejackets and buoyancy aids.
Personal Flotation Devices Resources
Calling for help all personal devices
Calling for help
PDFs with information on how to call for help and devices you should use.
Calling for help resources
RNLI lifeguard crashing through the surf on a rescue watercraft
Editable Event Posters
Download editable posters to advertise your local events and presentations
Editable Event Posters
A group of volunteers in different roles
Water Safety Quarterly Newsletters
Catch up on all things Water Safety from the last quarter - including updates from the team and news and highlights from across the UK and Ireland.
Read our newsletters