Archive for the ‘Water safety’ Category

Drowning Prevention

By Injury Matters • October 26th, 2020

With the warmer weather upon us and water-based activities increasing, it is vital that we stay safe when around water. Toddlers are at heightened risk of drowning due to their low swimming ability, minimal awareness of water dangers, relative immobility and dependence on caregivers. Toddler drowning incidents can occur due to a range of circumstances.more…

2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards

By Injury Matters • October 5th, 2020

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia. Applications for the Awards are open until the 11th of December 2020 and are encouraged frommore…

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2018

By Injury Matters • September 18th, 2018

Royal Life Saving Australia recently released their 2018 National Drowning Report, outlining that 249 fatal drownings and an estimated 551 non-fatal drownings occurred in Australian waterways from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. It is estimated that these drowning events cost $1.47 billion, due to health system, emergency services, coronial and productivity costs. Somemore…

Royal Life Saving drowning report released

By • July 13th, 2017

Until now, national data and an understanding of the extent of non-fatal drownings in Australia have been limited due to fatal drowning being the focus of the drowning prevention community. The recently released landmark report, “A 13 year national study of non-fatal drowning in Australia: Data challenges, hidden impacts and social costs”, by Royal Lifemore…

WA beaches safer with new communications network

By • January 9th, 2017
WA beaches safer with new communications network

Beaches in Western Australia will be safer this summer with the introduction of digital mobile radios that eliminate communication black spots for surf lifesavers along the coast. In WA, December, January and February experience the highest rates of hospitalisations due to drowning as many people head to our beaches to escape the heat. It ismore…

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