River Safety – Throw Bag Training – Early Evening Session


Every year, around 400* people drown in the seas and inland waters of the UK.  

A number of these deaths are related to the night time economy, however some can also take place unsuspectingly during the daytime as well.  WITH FREE TRAINING, YOU CAN SAVE LIVES.

We would like to invite you and your teams to take part in the RNLI’s free throw bag training** so you can help protect those who visit or work at your venue and understand more about the dangers of the water. 

During the session, RNLI rescuers (lifeboat crew, flood rescue & lifeguards) will train your teams how to: 

  • Understand the risks of the waterside near your venue
  • Call for help
  • Use a throw bag to help somebody in the water


This session is aimed at all managers and your teams whose business, offices, public house or late night venue is located along Kingston riverside – please send along as many of your teams as possible, so we are able to upskill and provide as much support as possible.


If your venue is near the water and you and your team would like to take part in this free training, please sign up at our website: RNLI.org/ThrowBagTraining   If you sign up using this link ahead of the training session, you  will receive two throw bags for each of your venues, and key information on the day plus a site visit from the RNLI to assess your individual areas, post session at a date agreed by yourselves.

If you prefer, you can also book your place by contacting Lucy Caller in the office, on 0208 547 1221 or email her lucy.caller@kingstonfirst.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you and your teams on the 17th October.

For further information, please do get in touch.

*Source: WAID UK fatalities accidental and natural causes only 2011–15.

**To the fullest extent permitted by law, the RNLI shall not be liable for any acts of the rescuer, which are not in accordance with the RNLI usage instructions or training whilst using the throw bag.