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Safety Watch

Camping

Avoid the following areas when choosing a campsite:

  • Avoid camping at riversides, on riverbeds, or sandbanks. The weather may change dramatically during the night and water levels may rise quickly.
  • Avoid camping under isolated trees, which might be hit by lightning. Also, avoid camping next to cliffs to avoid falling rocks, trees, or landslides.
  • Avoid camping near dense bushes or weeds, which may contain insects and snakes.

Please take notice the following while camping:

  • Position your camp away and upwind from ditches and toilets.
  • Do not litter, do not dump sewage improperly, picking flowers and chopping trees are prohibited.
  • Do not smoke, light candles, burn oil lamps or mosquito incense inside tents.
  • Watch your children closely.

Water Sports
  • People who have heart and/or lung diseases, asthma or any infectious disease (e.g., athletes foot, flu) should avoid swimming.
  • Do not swim alone or outside of safe areas.
  • Be aware of conditions and avoid unfamiliar or deeply sloping water areas. If necessary, use flotation devices (such as life preservers or air mattresses) to assist with swimming.
  • Avoid unfamiliar areas. Do not jump into shallow water. For long-distance swimming, it is safer to swim along the seacoast, rather than away from it.
  • Do not swim when you have a high fever, after meals, or on rainy days.
  • Rivers and pools may look calm on the surface, but could contain dangerous swirls and eddies. Take extra care.
  • When rafting, always wear a life jacket properly.
  • Do not play or joke about drowning when swimming in the water.
  • Do not dive or jump into the water if you are not well trained.
Mountain climbing
  • Plan well in advance, do not climb spontaneously.
  • Do not hike alone. It is suggested to go in the company of experienced climbers.
  • Inform family or friends of your plans.
  • Always make sure of your position to avoid getting lost.
  • Be well equipped and make good use of the equipment.
  • Climb only according to your capability and condition.
  • Know the weather forecast and be prepared for changes.
Rafting
  • Look for legally registered rafting companies.
  • Listen to the safety presentation.
  • Wear the life jacket and helmet properly.
  • Follow the instructions of lifeguards, avoid dangerous areas or stay in shallow water.
  • Wear suitable clothes and apply sun screening or blocking lotion.
  • Do not swim or raft alone.
  • Do not drink before rafting, nor carry food on the raft.
  • Do not panic if you fall I the water. Remember that the life jacket keeps you afloat. Do not try to stand up in moving water, keep floating with your face up, and try to get to the shore or a boat.
  • Rafting is not allowed for people who have heart disease, high blood pressure, hemophilia, epilepsy, pregnant women, or alcoholics. Children under age 12 and seniors over 65 are not allowed to go rafting.

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