British Waterways urges towpath users to stay safe as winter bites

British Waterways is asking people who use its towpaths to take extra care as wintry conditions finally descend upon many parts of Britain. After a relatively mild start to winter, the organisation that cares for the nation’s canals and rivers is urging people to be alert to the dangers of icy waterways now that freezing conditions are upon us. Towpaths, bridges, and lock-sides can become particularly slippery at this time of year and snow can conceal boat mooring rings and ropes, which are easy to trip over. Read more on the British Waterways website…

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RoSPA launch The ‘Winter Safety hub’

Each year, RoSPA takes many enquiries from members of the public and employers about staying safe during the winter months. We are committed to the philosophy that life should be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible, and we encourage people – particularly children – to get out and about to enjoy the wintry weather.

In line with this, we hope this page will help you to find some proportionate and sensible safety advice for the winter period. Covering: Water and leisure safety, Winter driving, Slips, trips and falls and more. Read more on the RoSPA website…