There are several specialist organisations which produce safety guidelines covering a range of paddling environments and scenarios. You can use these when planning your next water activity.
Even the most experienced paddlers can fall out of their boat involuntarily. Learn more about the body’s reaction to cold water immersion and what you can do if it happens to you.
Sometimes, paddlers become separated from their equipment. Readily available contact details can save time and effort if it turns out the paddler is safe on land, or can speed up a search if something has gone wrong.
Learning the correct paddling technique and skills early in your development can greatly reduce your chances of injury or death. Read more about some organisations who provide courses to suit a range of abilities.
Best practice is to always paddle with others. If you do go out by yourself, tell somebody your trip intentions. You might want to tell a family member or leave details with an external organisation.