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Safety- What you need to know
Safety- What you need to know
Safety- What you need to know
Last updated : 2014-11-06 11:17
Be careful to note the cleanness of the water. The most common ailment related to the water is eye infection. Please seek medical assistance as soon as you feel uncomfortable.
Water sports might also cause cuts or wounds from broken glasses, litter or rocks in the water. Better wear old sneakers or water sport shoes when going in the water. You may also wear a long-sleeve shirt to prevent stings from jellyfish. It would also help with sunburn.
When encountering thunderstorms, stay away from the water and avoid wet areas.
Chose locations with lifeguards or supervisors.
To prevent sunburn and heatstroke, drink plenty of liquids, use suntan oil, and carry an umbrella.
Engaging in water sports in cold weather, please do warm-up exercises first to adjust to the water temperature.
Shorten the time spent in the water to decrease the chances of muscle cramps or heart attacks.
Do not engage in water sports: after drinking, without a swimsuit, when suffering from illness, physical weakness, high blood pressure, heart disease, nose infection, and ear infection.
Non-swimmers should not hang on to floats in case the floats drift away with the tides.
Evaluate your own heath condition, the weather condition and the tide before going into the water. Follow instructions from the lifeguards and companionship is Popular Toured.
No long pants in the water in case they hamper leg movement and cause accidents.
Find out the landscape of the location in advance and detect any hidden dangers, such as slopes or whirls.
Watch out for warning signs.
No activity in non-supervised areas.
Learn water safety skills first.
If you spot anyone drowning, use sticks, ropes, life rings, or any floating object instead of trying to save the person yourself.
Not a one-man activity: at least two partners are a must.
Wear safety equipment: spiked shoes, a life vest, and helmet.
Watch out for weather and tides: liste to the weather forecast before setting off and enquire on the tide schedule and wind conditions.
If the waves get bigger or the weather turns bad, leave immediately.
Don’t go to the places where there are many accidents or which are highly dangerous in bad weather.
In a less familiar fishing spots, observe the area from a height in the beginning. Count for over 20 waves before starting to fish. Avoid standing or placing things on any wet location or places the waves could reach.
Be alert and face the ocean at all times. Watch out for the waves. Sensing anything unusual, shout for attention from other fishing mates.
When fishing equipment falls in the water, don’t try to fetch it.
Right before and after typhoons or during the first three months of the Northeast seasonal winds, the weather is most unpredictable. Avoid fishing in these periods.
Check your equipment thoroughly.
Warm-ups and life vest or anti-coldness suits are necessary.
Organize a mutual assistance group.
Observe the area as you get to an unfamiliar location and ask people presentfor suggestions.
Have knowledge of dangerous species in the water and take precautions. Never surf in any shark-infested area.
Surfing requires big waves and regular life saving equipment is not suitable for it. Professional life saving equipment for surfing should be bought and installed such as wave-breaking boats.
In case pulled by the waves out to sea, lie on the surfboard and slide out of the wave zone by paddling with the tide.
Falling in the water is inevitable for surfers and the safest way to fall is to jump in the water behind the high wave.
A surfing rule is one wave for one surfer. Wait for the next wave when there is someone ahead of you when both of you are in the same zone.
Watch both your back and front. When you find surfers coming right at you, dive in the water immediately.
Wear life vest and helmet for safety.
No activity in danger zones. Watch out for your surroundings and remove any dangerous items in sight.
Be alert to surrounding conditions and avoid hitting people.
When two bikes meet, keep to the right side. If two bikes are level, split at the bike back to avoid bumping each other.
Basic safety codes for participants:
（A） Brakes from high speed bikes require sixty meters to stop
（B） When coming in and out at the beach, avoid the crowd and proceed slowly to an uninhabited area before accelerating
Practice using a breathing tube as the water may easily be drawn in when breathing in the tube.
Learn swimming before diving to prevent need for rescue.
Snorkeling may not cause deep water diving illnesses but passing out from lack of oxygen can still occur. Taking more than three deep breaths before diving is dangerous and is the only way to prevent com.
Scuba diving using pressurized oxygen is a really complicated matter. Formal training courses are Popular Toured.
Scuba divers using pressurized oxygen cannot hold their breath when rising to the surface. Serious lung damage can result from rising without exhaling and even lead to death.
Leisure divers should avoid losing pressure when running out of oxygen. Keep in mind the safety margin to avoid unnecessary illness.
Cruising by Boats
Whether for sightseeing or transport, large boats are suggested. All passengers should wear a life vest. On board, the passengers should know where the life vests and life boats are stored. There are signs on the boat for clear instructions.
In good weather, the passengers should hold on to rails or handles to avoid falling in the water. In bad weather, all passengers should stay in the cabin. For activity on the deck, wear a life vest and hold on to the rails.
For small boats, wear a life vest all the time. Be extra careful owing to the high speed.
Take note if the boat is overloaded. Passengers should be divided equally on both sides of the boat.
The prohibitions and matters for attention when using the hot spring
Bathers should thoroughly wash their body before entering the bath(s).
Persons with infectious diseases should not enter the bath(s).
Persons suffering from chronic disease such as heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other obstructions of the circulatory system should enter the baths in accordance with a doctor’s instructions.
Persons with dry or hypersensitive skin should avoid hot-spring bathing.
Women who are menstruating should not enter the bath(s).
It is inadvisable to enter the bath(s) when intoxicated, with an empty stomach, or after a filling meal.
Do not take any pet into the bath(s).
It is inadvisable to be immersed in the hot spring for more than 15 minutes at a time.
It is inadvisable to be immersed in the hot spring above the heart.
It is inadvisable to enter a sauna directly after taking a hot spring bath, to avoid causing damage to the corneas.
It is inadvisable for pregnant women, elderly persons who have difficulty moving, and children under the age of three to enter the bath(s).
Persons who are elderly or in poor health should avoid entering the bath(s) alone to avoid accident.
After a long-distance hike, excessive fatigue, or strenuous exercise, it is advisable to rest awhile before entering the bath(s), to avoid cerebral anemia or heat shock.
Anyone suffering any discomfort while bathing should immediately leave the bath and inform the service personnel.
Other matters as stipulated by the city or county (metropolitan) authority with due jurisdiction.
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