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RoSPA Scotland urges locals to reduce drownings

21st August 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Scotland has urged local authorities to collaborate to reduce the number of drownings in the country.

It also found that Scottish local authorities have an inconsistent “ad hoc” approach to water safety, with a study by the group finding that there is a “mixed picture” when it comes to how Scotland’s 32 local authorities address the issue.

A total of 108 drownings were recorded in Scotland during 2011, with 53 of these being a result of accidents or natural causes.

Carlene McAvoy, community safety development officer for RoSPA Scotland, said: “Overall, the survey found a mixed picture, with much disparity and inconsistency in approaches. Several authorities were addressing water safety, but there was little in the way of uniformity or issues being addressed strategically.”

Ms McAvoy explained that over half of people did not have a specific person or group who controlled the issue.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801627808-ADNFCR


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