UK Drowning Statistics.
(Latest available figures 2005)
In 2005 there 681 water-related fatalities, 435 of these are suspected accidental drownings, the majority of these occurring between May and July. Almost one third (120) of accidental drownings occurred after the victim slipped or fell in from the land or structures over water, the majority of these occurring at inland locations.
On this page we have set up some links to websites that give valuble information on Water Safety for parents, children, teens, teachers, lifeguards.
Water Safety Code: Pdf File
Have fun and stay safe!!
‘Teen Health ‘contains basic water safety info and some good points for all teens, children and parents.
Also Teen Health has a Facebook Page that you can interact with, post on the wall, and ask questions.
National Water Safety Forum
The aim of the Forum website is to be an open and accessable source of information for Forum members, water safety professionals and members of the public who are interested
Brownies Badges for Water Safety
Know why you should never swim alone
Water Safety Advice from the Fire Service
ROSPA Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents
Water Safety Video for Parents and Carers
Lifeguard Skills is designed to support Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) Trainer Assessors. Find out about the Basic Life Support guidelines with schematic flow charts, actual video examples, and multiple choice questions for first aiders, lifeguards, and lifesavers. Lifeguard Skills is suitable for those training, revising, or already qualified in CPR, resuscitation and basic life support.
Water Safety International
Water Safety International (WSI), an independent centre of excellence in water safety procedures and operations. Specializing in water based safety, rescue and training, with personal watercraft (PWC/Jetski™), applying continually used and implememted field based exeperience, not just ‘training based’ training. WSI is a culmination of knowledge gained from working and training in, and around the world from Hawaii, Australia, Europe to Wales.
RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
The RNLI’s site for young people is crammed full of exciting activities and games, from seeing how fit you have to be to become a lifeguard, to working out how to successfully launch a massive lifeboat and rescue people using your skills and knowledge
SafeWaterSports contains over 80 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.
The Royal Life Saving Society
The Royal Life Saving Society UK is a registered charity with a vision ‘To safeguard lives in, on and near water’.
Enviroment Agency/ Water Safety
Fast currents, weirs and locks, cold water and unstable riverbanks can pose a serious health and safety risk – or even kill. It’s a startling fact that the majority of people who drown in rivers can actually swim.
Questionnaire : Do your kids know basic water safety…?
Children’s Water Safety
Free Children’s Water Safety Advice references include printable fact sheets, quizzes, lesson plans and children’s water safety colouring pages to educate both youngsters and adults about the risks of drowning both at home (e.g. in a pond or bath) or away from home (e.g. in a river, canal, lake or in the sea) and the benefits of learning the Water Safety Code i.e. Spot The Dangers …. Take Safety Advice …. Don’t Go Alone …. Learn How To Help.
Water Safety Code Lifeguards Ireland
Henley Rowing Club: River Rules and Safety
Girl Guides Water Safety Badges
Explain why the following can be dangerous: ponds, lakes, lochs, reservoirs, quarries, canals, rivers and beaches. Describe or draw signs and/or flags you might see beside water at the places above, and explain what they mean.
Water -Skiers Safety Code
Safety is the key to enjoying waterskiing. Understand and live up to the Water-Skier’s Safety Code:
Safety Theme/Preschool Activities and crafts
Come and have fun with safety theme preschool activities and crafts suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten. This theme will address safety issues such as fire safety, water safety, crime prevention, just to name a few.
Boating Safety for kids