Our guidance notes reflect the latest instructions and best practice on the management of publicly accessible aquatic locations nationwide. They are prepared in consultation with industry stakeholders and are approved by our colleagues and partners in local authorities. If you have a query about a specific bathing area, beach, slipway or other location please contact the local Water Safety Development Officer. Contact details are available here.

Guidance Note No. 1

Management of Public Rescue Equipment (Ringbuoys)

Guidance Note No. 2

Management of Designated Bathing Areas (DBA)

Guidance Note No. 3

Guidance Note No. 4

Management of a Dangerous Beach/Dangerous Aquatic Location

Guidance Note No. 5

Guidance Note No. 6

Management of Public Authority Slipways

Guidance Note No. 7

Role of Water Safety Development Officer