Water rescue signs installed in a country park near Bedford following a risk assessment Bedford News

Six water rescue signs have been installed at key points around their Millennium Country Park site in Marston Moretaine.

The work was carried out by the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service following a risk assessment carried out by Marston Vale Forest.

Each board includes a throwing line which is kept in a locked cabinet.

Area Community Safety Officers David Lynch and Stacey Moore with Anna Charles, Chief Ranger of Marston Vale Forest

It can only be opened with a code from the fire department – which reduces vandalism and at the same time guarantees an emergency response.

Robert Hulatt, group commander, prevention, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Marston Vale Forest and encourage anyone managing similar sites with water to complete a risk assessment.

Anna Charles, chief ranger for Marston Vale Forest said; “Open water bodies can be great for wildlife and enrich the forest landscape, but proper use and safety of water is so important. Installing this equipment will make the park a better and safer place to visit.

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This notice was published: 2021-09-03 16:22:08

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