Safety tips for pad­dlers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A NEW safety guide for ca­noe and kayak pad­dlers keen to test their skills in fast-mov­ing wa­ter has been re­leased.

“Di­a­grams in­cluded in the pub­li­ca­tion help pad­dlers iden­tify fast­mov­ing wa­ter haz­ards and check­lists re­in­force key safety con­sid­er­a­tions in trip prepa­ra­tion,” Depart­ment of Trans­port wa­ter­ways safety man­age­ment di­rec­tor Chris Mather said.

“Be­ing specif­i­cally for fast-mov­ing wa­ter pad­dling, it’s thought to be the only pub­li­ca­tion of its kind in Aus­tralia and New Zealand and has sparked sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est from other ju­ris­dic­tions.”

Visit www.trans port.wa.gov.au for in­for­ma­tion.

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