We work in partnership with organisations all over England and Wales to reach more people with important water safety messages.
We're also a key member of the National Water Safety Forum - a voluntary association of organisations that have a wide variety of interests and responsibilities for water safety including:
In 2016, the NWSF launched the UK’s first National Drowning Prevention Strategy which highlighted five specific activity areas for members’ efforts to be focused on:
The partnership was formed in 2015 and is made up of representatives from Canal & River Trust, CityCo, Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Greater Manchester Police, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Royal Life Saving Society UK. We work together to help make Manchester’s waterways safer, with a key focus on the city centre:
Recently (2018) there have been two tragedies in Manchester city centre and the partnership is working hard to push out vital water safety messages. The group are also looking at physical measures to keep people safe near the water.
Over the next few months the partnership will share the details of the work to promote safety around Manchester’s canals, with details of safety campaigns and regular updates as any new safety measures are introduced.
Last date edited: 13 June 2018