Beach Safety and Risk Assessment

Beach Safety and Risk Assessment

Beaches are a tourist attraction for the recreational purpose. The choice of beaches that tourist choose depends on the quality of environment but also risk and safety of the recreation area. The safety aspects are relatable to Risks especially on i) drowning ii) accidents due to hazardous nature of the coast in terms of steep depth, irregular depth, rock formation and iii) water currents (rip currents) and iv) harmful biological organisms that may have adverse impact on health of human exposed to coastal waters of the beach, especially during contacts, swimming, boating, surfing etc.

NCSCM conducts studies on identification of physical risk in the beaches being used for recreational and bathing purposes and demarcates the safe zones for various tourism activities. NCSCM conducts studies on the Hydrodynamics, Bathymetry, Coastal currents, Rip currents, Wave parameters, Tides and ecological parameters in the identified beaches to prepare a SAFETY AND RISK

ASSESSMENT (SRA) report includes:

  • Identification of safe bathing zone and risk zone

  • Presence of rip currents in vicinity of beach

  • Presence of harmful algal bloom (gelatinous organism)

  • Threats from sharks, sting ray, puffer fish etc.