Water safety is the procedures, precautions and policies associated with safety in, on and around bodies of water, where there is a risk of injury or drowning. It has applications in several occupations, sports and recreational activities. Water safety products are used to protect people who are on, in, or near bodies of water. Water safety products are commonly used by emergency teams responding to water rescues and floods. Fitness centres, swim teams, swim instructors, dive teams will find this category particularly interesting. Browse through this category for various water safety products available in Zambian stores.
Water Safety Products include swimsuit, uniform, and equipment lifeguard apparel such as, lifeguard shirts, lifeguard sweatshirts, hoodies, board shorts, hats, equipment, and lifeguard gear and lifeguard rescue tube
Water-safety products provide equipment for people to protect themselves or assist others who are working on, in, or near bodies of water. This equipment is commonly used by emergency teams responding to water rescues and floods. Immersion survival and rescue suits block out water, protect against hypothermia, and aid flotation. Life jackets and PFDs keep people afloat in deep or unpredictable waters. Water-rescue equipment includes ring buoys for helping distressed swimmers and rescue boats for escaping sinking or capsized ships.
Immersion Survival and Rescue Suits - Immersion survival and rescue suits keep people warm in cold water or extreme weather conditions. Suits also help maintain buoyancy when submerged in water. Inflatable PFD Rearming Kits - Inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) rearming kits include a cylinder and other accessories required to reuse a PDF that has been discharged. Inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) rearming kits include a cylinder and other accessories required to reuse a PDF that has been discharged.
Life Jackets and PFDs - Life jackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs) keep workers afloat in deep water. Life jackets have foam inserts and can be reused without recharging. Inflatable PFDs use a CO2 cartridge to inflate the jacket only when needed. They need to be rearmed with a new arming kit after each use.
Lifeguards are the unsung heroes who work relentlessly to protect lives at sea. Patrolling beaches for hours on end, keeping a sharp eye on every tourist, and risking their own lives day-in and day-out to save others is not an easy job. Nevertheless, many lifeguards, some government-appointed and some voluntary,
Rescue Tube - A rescue tube is made up of high-density foam and used in multiple ways to protect the victim from drowning. The lifeguard swims out with the rescue tube dragging behind him/her till he reaches the person in distress. The victim can then rest on the rescue tube and slowly start swimming towards the shore, aided by the lifeguard. If the person is too exhausted or traumatised to swim, the tube can be wrapped around the person’s body and the lifeguard pulls them back to the safety of the shore.
A backboard, also known as a spineboard, is used by lifeguards to rescue victims who have suffered injuries in the water or have fallen unconscious and are unable to support themselves. It often comes with a head immobilizer to prevent the victim’s head from being moved in case of cranial injuries. The victim is strapped to the board and dragged swiftly to the shore with the help of a backboard.
Shepherd’s crook - A shepherd’s crook, or a lifesaving hook, is generally used by lifeguards at swimming pools to pull people out of the water. As the name suggests, the hook has a shape like that of a shepherd’s crook, though it is very flexible. The hook is attached to a long aluminium pole which can extend easily through the water. Lifeguards grab the victim using the hook and pull them to the deck gradually.
Ring Buoy - Ring buoys are one of the most frequently used safety equipment by lifeguards, for deep-sea rescues. Lifebuoys are shaped like a donut and can be placed around the victim’s waist or under the armpits to help them float. They are usually made of HDPE shells filled with dense foam and coloured bright orange to be easily visible at a distance.
Reaching pole - A reaching pole often comes with a float ball and body hook, all of which are together used to pull a drowning person to the shore. There are numerous clamps that can be successively opened to increase the length of the pole. Once the pole reaches the person in distress, they can grab onto the pole and the lifeguard pulls them back to the deck of the pool.
Automated External Defibrillators - Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs for short, are one of the most critical tools used by lifeguards. They are used to provide emergency heart restarts to victims who have suffered a cardiac arrest during swimming and need rescue. Lifeguards are trained to correctly and efficiently use defibrillators only in extreme cases.
Rescue boats - Rescue boats are the means by which lifeguards conduct the deep-sea rescue operations. They are stocked with emergency supplies, medication, and rescue equipment and can safely convey the rescuers and the rescued back to the shore.
Emergency oxygen cylinders are used to provide additional oxygen to victims who have trouble in breathing. The pulse and oxygen concentration of the person is first measured by using a pulse oximeter. The lifeguard then switches on the oxygen cylinder and fills up the air-bag with a sufficient quantity of oxygen, depending on the victim’s requirement, and asks the person to inhale slowly and at a measured pace. Lifeguards have to handle oxygen cylinders very carefully because they are under high pressure.