Below you'll find the answers to the quiz at the back of your water safety activity booklet. How well did the grown-ups do?!
The water is deep and the walls are slimy, often with nothing to cling on to which means it is difficult to get out.
True. Swimming in canals and rivers is not allowed because of the danger of boats, deep water, strong currents and dangerous objects lurking beneath the surface.
Reservoirs are often lonely places with nobody around to help if you get into trouble. There is often dangerous machinery hidden under the water. They have steep sides and deep water.
Jumping off bridges can cause bones to break and serious head injuries.
Always leave a telephone number with your children so they can get hold of you.
Float. Floating helps you feel calm and you may be able to climb out.
Very cold water can cause the body to close down and can cause death within minutes.
Teach your children how to diall 999 and what to ask for.
Teach your children to describe where they are accurately by looking for local landmarks. Show them how locks and canal bridges are numbered in sequence.
Because of the danger of diseases, such as Weil's disease carried by rats.