Royal Life Saving urges people across NSW to be part of "Summer Safety Sunday"
Published date 25/11/2015
Royal Life Saving NSW urges people across NSW to be part of ‘Summer Safety Sunday’ on November 29th, 2015 to help reduce the shocking toll of pool backyard drowning.
Royal Life Saving Welcomes New President and Deputy President
Published date 24/11/2015
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President Ms. Pene Snashall, of Tasmania. Ms. Snashall is only the second Tasmanian and the third female to hold the position in the organisation’s history.
Royal Life Saving ACT presents: ‘A Day At The Lake’
Published date 17/11/2015
‘A Day At The Lake’ will be held on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday December 6th 2015 between 11am and 3pm. As part of the national Respect the River campaign, an initiative by Royal Life Saving Society –Australia and the Australian Government, ‘A Day At The Lake’ will reconnect Canberra families with the beautiful local Inland Waterways! The emphasis is on Lake Burley Griffin so come learn about all the activities it has to offer and how to participate in them safely!
Keep Watch program urges parents to follow four key actions
Published date 16/11/2015
New figures from Royal Life Saving Society - Australia show that 403 children under the age of five have drowned in Australia over the past 13 years. Home swimming pools account for more than half of these fatalities (52%) and drownings in this age group commonly occur as a result of a fall into water, often whilst unsupervised. This concerning information follows the release of the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2015, which revealed an alarming 30% increase in drowning deaths among under-fives, with 26 young children drowning over the past 12 months. Royal Life Saving CEO Justin Scarr says “These numbers are alarming and certainly not a trend we wish to see continue. All of these drownings were preventable and we advise parents to remember the vital messages of the Keep Watch program”. Royal Life Saving’s Keep Watch program urges parents to follow four key actions to prevent child drowning; Supervise, Restrict Access, Water Awareness and Resuscitation.
Registrations Now Open for the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2016
Published date 05/11/2015
Australian Pool Life Saving Championships (Long Course) Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th January 2016 The Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2016 will be held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport, Queensland on Thursday 14th January - Saturday 16th January 2016.
2014-2015 Royal Life Saving Annual Report Released
Published date 27/10/2015
The Royal Life Saving Annual Report for 2014-2015 reflects on the tremendous work and contributions that Royal Life Saving and our Members have made across the Australian community. The commitment to saving lives and reducing drowning is evident in the various reports and case studies within the report.
Royal Life Saving launches major educational campaign "Respect the River".
Published date 24/10/2015
New Royal Life Saving research shows 996 people have drowned in Australian rivers since 1 July 2002 as Royal Life Saving launches a major educational campaign called "Respect the River". Rivers now account for over one quarter of all drowning deaths (26%), making rivers the leading location for drowning in Australia. Nationally over the past 13 years, 35% of river drowning deaths are known to have involved alcohol. Royal Life Saving CEO Justin Scarr says “The large number of people drowning in our rivers, creeks and streams is alarming. In launching the Respect the River campaign, Royal Life Saving aims to raise awareness of the sheer number of people drowning in our rivers every year and the preventable nature of these tragedies.” “Rivers can be very hazardous environments. Often you cannot see ice cold water, snags like tree branches or strong currents. They can be lethal. We are asking people to follow four simple steps to reduce their drowning risk in rivers: wear a lifejacket, avoid alcohol around water, never swim alone and learn how to save a life. It’s simple, Respect the River” says Justin Scarr CEO Royal Life Saving.
‘Closing the Gate on Backyard Pool Drowning’ Campaign – Day 4 Portable Pool Safety
Published date 02/10/2015
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia are highlighting the importance of portable pool safety as part of the ‘Closing the Gate on Backyard Pool Drowning’ campaign. Portable swimming pools pose a serious drowning risk to children with fatalities occurring every year in Australia.
New Australian Standard for Lifejackets
Published date 17/09/2015
On 13 August 2015, Standards Australia published a revised edition of the AS 4758 series of Australian Standards on lifejackets. Royal Life Saving was pleased to participate in this Standards Review as part of the technical committee. Futhermore, Royal Life Saving is supportive of any moves to increase the wearability of lifejackets and encourages their use whenever boating or rock fishing.
Release of the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2015
Published date 15/09/2015
The latest Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report for 2015 found that 271 people died as a result of drowning in Australian waterways in the 2014/15 financial year. This figure represents a 6% reduction on the 10 year average of 288 drowning deaths and an increase of 2% (or five deaths) on the 266 lives lost the previous year.
Published date 25/11/2015
Royal Life Saving NSW urges people across NSW to be part of ‘Summer Safety Sunday’ on November 29th,...
Published date 24/11/2015
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President M...