2 November 2019 – To increase the community awareness of water safety, the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Unit of UTB; Executive Committee (ExCo) Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE); and the Beach Bunch co-organised a Water Safety Awareness at the Multipurpose Hall, UTB.
The talk on Water Safety Awareness was held in two sessions where the participants comprising of staff and students were briefed about water safety and how to assess safe and dangerous situations such as the dangerous of rip currents, and how to react in emergencies. The talk was delivered by the President of the Beach Bunch, Rizan Latif. In his talk, he stated that the reported case on drowning in Brunei has increased from the year 2013 to 2019, therefore he strongly feels that the public should be equipped with skills and knowledge on survival swimming and response to rip current.
A basic hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques were also being taught in the sessions. In case of emergency, CPR may help to revive an unconscious person after rescue and improve the chance of survival.
Beach Bunch is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Brunei with a mission on keeping the beaches cleaner, safer and enjoyable for all humans and animals. Beach Bunch is also one of the members of Royal Lifesaving Society, and International Lifesaving where both are the world’s leading drowning prevention organisations.