WAID to be launched at RoSPA water safety confrence

The UK’s first national database holding details of all water-related deaths and injuries will be unveiled next month at RoSPA’s National Water Safety Congress. WAID, developed by members of the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) including RoSPA, will allow new levels of both detail and volume in the collection of data on drowning, which remains one of the leading causes of accidental death in the UK.

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Conference to look to the future of water safety

Water safety information is crucial in reducing the number of accidental drownings that claim hundreds of lives each year, a national conference hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents will hear. During the conference, called “Information into Education – Looking to the Future”, the National Water Safety Forum will introduce to delegates its principles for managing water safety, which, when adopted, will provide site operators with a reasoned rationale for making difficult decisions that affect the safety of the public and workers on, in and around water.

There will also be a special focus on the key responsibilities of directors and senior managers and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act.  Read more on the RoSPA website…

Flying the flag for beach safety

Beach safety flags must now carry the same meaning whenever they are flown around the UK coast, delegates at the National Water Safety Congress will hear today. Organisations including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and Sport England were also members of the committee that produced the new standard.

They are also part of the National Water Safety Forum, which will take questions from delegates at this week’s congress. Read more on the RoSPA website…

Call for better swimming and water safety education

Delegates to the RoSPA National Water Safety Congress will consider whether a lack of understanding of water safety contributed to the tragedies and how the education system could be improved to prevent more deaths. Delegates will be able to question and influence the work of the National Water Safety Forum.

Numerous special clinics will also be held to allow them to attend presentations most relevant to their working environment.  Read more on the RoSPA website…