water safety


Marine fishing company fined for failings that lead to crewman’s death

The operator of a fishing vessel which lost a crewman overboard has admitted health and safety offences. Read More

Center Parcs water safety: Family injured as raft flips over

A man and his niece and nephew have been hurt on a water ride at a Center Parcs resort in Wiltshire, the latest in a series of similar incidents on the ride. Read More

Marchioness disaster: Thames vessels still failing ‘basic’ safety recommendations

30 years on from the Marchioness disaster, which saw two Thames river boats collide, resulting in the deaths of 51 people, the Port of London Authority (PLA) says that some of the basic recommendations to reduce the risk of boats sinking have still not been implemented. Read More

Waterpark safety risks for holidaymakers

Surgeon raises concerns about shallow water safety at waterparks, as holidaymakers could be in risk of ‘life-changing’ injuries. Read More

Ferry company should have prevented fall risk

Red Funnel Ferries has been fined after a worker fell from the unprotected edge of its Red Falcon ship’s mezzanine car deck. Read More

Several failures in diver’s death case

A boat owner has been sentenced to community service following the death of a diver in Orkney. Read More

Water safety: New guidance released to prevent inland water drownings

Around two thirds of all drowning deaths in the UK happen at inland waters, with 1,029 people being killed in accidental drownings in the UK between 2012 and 2016 Read More

Swimming pool safety: New dummy to help lifeguards learn safety skills

A life-like manikin has been launched to help swimming pool safety by helping lifeguards learn how to rescue people who might be drowning. Read More

Legionella risk assessments for hospitality & leisure

If you are the hotel manager, maintenance manager or property owner you have a legal responsibility and accountability to ensure that occupiers of your premises are suitably protected from water safety risk. You may have appointed, or been appointed as, the Responsible Person. Read More

Diver safety: Finger severed in underwater incident

HSE found the work was not properly planned, managed or conducted in a manner which protected the health and safety of all persons taking part in the project, thereby exposing employees to serious risk of entrapment and injury. Read More



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