Drowning Prevention Week (18-26 June 2016) and Water Safety Event Report

15 June 2016

The annual Drowning Prevention Week - which this year runs from 18 to 26 June - is a timely reminder to revisit the report and extensive guidance posted on RIG’s Past Events page,  following our very successful Networking Event “Occupational water safety – a new frontier", held on 6 November 2015.

This unique event was developed and delivered jointly by IOSH Rural Industries Group (RIG) together with the Royal Life Saving Society (UK) and Waterwise Training Ltd.  

This interesting topic is relevant to all industry sectors, carrying out work near, not just on or in water.
A short film provides an overview of the content and format (including the working demonstrations) and comments from delegates and speakers. RIG hopes that watching this film will inspire other Industry Groups and Branches to run a similar event, or to cover the topic at future meetings.
You should also read the full report - a comprehensive (14pp) summary of each presentation and signposting other sources of information, relevant guidance and training.

The event flyer, programme and speakers presentations are also available on RIG’s Past Events page for reference.

A shorter report and precis of each presentation, together with audio interviews with speakers and a selection of photographs taken at the event are also still available via the IOSH Pinterest page. [Further photos are included in the full report.]