Haven’s Craig Tara has teamed up with the local RNLI to introduce workplace water safety training.

The local partnership comes as part of a UK-wide effort to help save lives this summer.

With staycations and local destinations expected to be more popular than ever this summer, Craig Tara believe the introduction of the water safety training for team members is essential, allowing them to learn the most common risk factors and ways to minimise them.

The partnership between Have and RNLI launched in 2018, and over £310,000 has been raised by Haven team, guests and owners, through fundraising efforts that has helped fund items such as new inshore lifeboats, full kit for inshore crew members or essential training for lifeguards.

Speaking about the new training regime, Grant McNally, general manager of Craig Tara holiday park said: “The roll out of this training has come at a great time with the nice turn in weather and staycations booming in 2021, there will be a lot more people by the British coasts this year.

“With this increase, it is important for us to ensure we do all we can to keep both holidaymakers and owners safe throughout their holiday and I believe our team will be able to do that through this training.”

Over 2.5 million holidaymakers visit Haven parks each year and RNLI lifeguards rescue around 24,000 people every year.

Partnerships Manager for the RNLI, Ross Martin, said: “Saving lives is at the heart of everything we do and we see it as our duty to educate people on how they can lessen the risk of putting themselves in danger.

“We’re pleased to be rolling out this water safety training programme to the Haven team members.

“We believe it will be extremely beneficial to the team and holidaymakers who visit the parks.”