It’s important to avoid complacency when near cliff edges. Being in close proximity of cliff edges can be dangerous at any time, but things become even riskier when high winds attack. If you are near a cliff edge during high winds, you could fall and sustain serious injuries. You could even die after being blown off a cliff edge when winds are high. It’s vital that you stay away from cliff edges in high winds.
Don’t take risks with cliff edges in high winds
In late 2016, there were renewed calls to raise awareness of cliff safety after a rise in emergency service call-outs. The public was advised to assess risks with more care and told not to enter closed-off areas. Walkers were also told to remain vigilant for rock falls around crumbling cliffs, whilst sunbathers were instructed to avoid sitting too close to cliff bottoms.
Injuries you might sustain when near cliff edges in high winds include collapsed lungs, fractured skulls, broken legs, broken ribs, broken collar bones, broken pelvises and more. It’s wise to stay away from not just the top of cliff edges but the bottoms of them too if you suspect an accident could occur. There have been calls for campaigns to be launched to help people stay safe when walking along, climbing and bathing close to cliffs. Dog owners should also keep their pets on leads when near cliff edges.
If you are planning on walking near cliffs, plan your route in advance, tell people where you are going and when you will return, check the weather forecast before you head out, wear waterproof and windproof clothing and protect yourself from the sun. Take equipment like maps, phones and compasses out with you.
Wish to make a claim?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help if you have had an accident near a cliff and it wasn’t your fault. Maybe you were hurt due to a hazard you weren’t informed about and couldn’t have reasonably been expected to foresee? We have vast experience when it comes to this type of claim, and will collaborate with you to collect as much valuable evidence as we need, like witness contact details, photographs of your injuries and more. Call 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile today if you are interested in making a claim.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice