Royal Life Saving WA, LGIS and safe aquatic centres

Risk Matters - Spring 2020

The longstanding partnership between Royal Life Saving WA and LGIS has seen safety standards increase at pools, around inland waterways and on the coast.

Last financial year, there were 29 safety assessments performed at pools and more than 360 safety assessments completed between 2010/11 and 2019/20.

The recently released Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report revealed that 33 drowning deaths occurred in WA in 2019/20.

That was an increase of 14 per cent on the year before.

The data showed that 53 per cent of these deaths occurred in regional areas. With border closures encouraging more Western Australians to take regional holidays there are fears that these rates will increase in 2020/21.

This makes the LGIS and Royal Life Saving WA partnership more important than ever in for regional communities.

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