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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…

Don’t Drink and Drown this Summer

By • October 28th, 2016
Don’t Drink and Drown this Summer

With Summer and the festive season approaching fast, the Royal Life Saving Society of WA reminds West Australians that consuming alcohol prior to any aquatic activity can significantly increase your risk of drowning. On average four young people will lose their life to drowning and a further 10 will be hospitalised following a non-fatal drowningmore…

PhD Scholarship in Water Safety/Drowning Prevention

By • June 23rd, 2016

Federation University Australia Faculty of Health is offering 3 PhD scholarships to commence in semester 2, 2016 and invites applications from highly motivated, suitably qualified candidates for these fully funded scholarships.  Water Safety/Drowning Prevention  is one of the identified key priority areas. Aquatic activity is a common recreational pursuit in Australia and while encouraged formore…

New report launched outlining the state of toddler drowning in Western Australia

By • December 9th, 2015

Do you need current drowning data for upcoming water safety projects in the summer months? Royal Life Saving Society WA today released “A 10 year analysis of drowning in toddlers aged 0-4 years in Western Australia: 2003/4-2012/13” at the summer launch of the Keep Watch toddler drowning prevention program. The report contains useful data aroundmore…

New report available outlines the state of drowning in Western Australia

By • October 6th, 2015

Are you planning water safety projects for Summer? Get the latest facts and figures on drowning in Western Australia today. The Royal Life Saving Society has release the 2015 National Drowning Report which outlines all of the latest statistics on drowning around the country and in Western Australia. The report states that 14% of nationalmore…

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