Within the administrative boundaries of Olsztyn, there are 16 lakes and several artificial swimming facilities. They provide attractive conditions for water recreation and water sports. But are these conditions completely safe?
The aim of the study is to get familiar with the safety conditions of water reservoirs in Olsztyn in terms of opportunities for water recreation. In order to solve the addressed problem, the analysis of source materials has been performed, the field research has been conducted and the survey has been applied.
The outcome of the research includes the description of the recreational value of these water reservoirs, the identification of potential threats (internal and external) and the evaluation of logistic and emergency protection.
1. The Act of 18 August 2011 on the safety of persons in water areas,Journal of Laws No. 208, item 1240.
2. Regulation of the Minister of Interior of 23 January 2012 on minimum requirementsregarding the number of lifeguards providing permanent control over designated water areas,Journal of Laws of 27 January 2012.
3. Regulation of the Minister of Interior of 6 March 2012 on methods of marking and securingwater areas and the examples of prohibition, injunction or information signs and flags,Journal of Laws of 19 March 2012.
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