water safety


Mechanical issue leaves P&O Ferries vessel adrift

The Spirit of Britain, which had been detained by UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), has been cleared to sail again. Read More

BS8580-2 Water quality – Part 2 explained

Peter Gunn, Senior Consultant Water Hygiene Centre Ltd, looks into the new BS 8580-2:2022 Water quality and risk assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read More

Fisherman’s life saved by crucial decision to utilise safety kit

Fisherman Paul Reed, who went overboard from the Sydney Rose, miles from land, saved his own life by deciding to put on a lifejacket. Read More

Leisure centre trustees fined following pool incident

The trustees of a Kilmarnock leisure centre have been fined after a six-year-old girl nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Read More

Should point of use filters always be a temporary control measure?

Daniel Pitcher provides SHP's readers with an insight into what was discussed in The Healthcare Infection Society's September webinar. Read More

Diving instructor sentenced after trainee dies during dive

A technical diving instructor has been sentenced after he failed to properly assess the competency of two pupils prior to a deep-water dive in Scotland, which ended in a fatality. Read More

Diving contractor fined for safety breaches

A diving contractor has been fined for breaches of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997, following an investigation by the HSE. Read More

How TUI Cruises safely managed operations during the pandemic

TUI Cruises has carried more than 84,000 passengers since resuming last summer, with just four COVID-19 cases that were handled without disruption, CEO Wybcke Meier told Seatrade Cruise News. Read More

Company and director sentenced after children were taken ill during diving lesson

A health and safety inspector has paid tribute to emergency responders who came to the aid of several children who were taken ill during a SCUBA diving training session. Read More

‘Drowning accounts for 7% of all injury-related deaths’

The World Health Organization has issued a factsheet about drowning, which highlights that it is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Read More



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