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The banks around quarries can erode and crumble, becoming very unstable
Stay away from the edge
Vertical walls make getting out difficult, especially in an emergency
Keep away from the edge, and do not jump into quarries
You cannot see what is below the water in a quarry. Possible hazards include mining and industrial waste products (including chemicals and machinery), dumped rubbish, pollution, and sharp rocks
Do not jump into quarries
Most quarries contain very deep water which does not warm up in summer due to its depth. The effects from jumping into cold water can be fatal
Only swim in quarries that have been decommissioned and adapted for swimming, which should include the provision of safety cover. Be aware of the effects of cold water. Never jump in
The water depth in quarries is unpredictable and can change suddenly due to uneven ground under water and changes in rainfall.
Never jump into quarries
Tree roots may destabilise the quarry bank, making it more likely to collapse if you get near the edge. Tree roots are also a trip hazard
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