The Portsafe - Public Access Water Rescue System
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Portsafe is the lifesaving public access water rescue system that gives members of the public and emergency services a crucial opportunity to conduct swift and directionally-accurate rescues by giving permanent access to effective public rescue equipment (PRE) that is designed to retrieve casualties in the water from safe distances.
WHAT IS OUR APPROACH TO PUBLIC RESCUE?
There is a strong case for improving open water safety by focusing on increasing the possibility of self-rescue/public rescue and survival through the provision of effective public rescue equipment (PRE)
WHAT IS PUBLIC RESCUE EQUIPMENT (PRE)?
A range of devices including throw bags, life rings and rescue poles. Reach and Rescue’s long-reach telescopic water rescue poles are used by 80% of UK Fire and Rescue Services.
WHERE SHOULD PRE BE LOCATED?
The danger to a public waterway must be determined by undertaking a risk assessment. Reasonable steps should then be taken – such as installing Portsafe – to reduce the level of risk to the public.