Water & Leisure Safety Accident Statistics
RoSPA has been working to reduce the number of drownings since the 1950's. We have actively campaigned to improve water safety education and awareness, through such initiatives as the Water Safety Code. The RoSPA system of monitoring drowning events now contributes to the WAter Incident Database (WAID)
Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Leisure Accident Reports
MAIB is a branch of the Department for Transport, it examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK ships worldwide, and other ships in UK territorial waters. The sole objective of MAIB accident investigations is to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident with a view to preserve life and avoid accidents in the future, not to apportion blame or liability .
Home and Leisure Accident Statistics
On May 2, 2003 it was announced that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would no longer fund the collection and publication of HASS/LASS data - HASS - the Home Accident Surveillance System - and LASS - the Leisure Accident Surveillance System. To ensure that the existing data would continue to be made available to users, a complete copy of the database was handed over to RoSPA. RoSPA's Information Centre began to answer all incoming HASS/LASS enquiries from January 1, 2004, and will continue to operate this service for the foreseeable future. You can view a printed copy of the summary data that was published in the HASS/LASS annual reports that were produced between 1998 and 2002, these still accessible online.