Managing Safety at Inland Waters 2019

Free regional workshops

Next available workshop: Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall – 27 September 2019

Future dates to be confirmed, please use the booking form to request notification.

Nationally, over half of all accidental drowning deaths happen at our inland waters, on average 250 lives lost each year.  There is good evidence and insight as to where and when these events occur, who they involve, how and why they happen. Importantly, we have a series of tools and examples, alongside a emerging body of case law which highlights acceptable and good practise to help inform duty holders decisions and approaches.

These workshops will focus on both the practical steps and decisions taken. It is an opportunity for risk managers and those responsible for open spaces and waterways to reflect upon their own practice, network with peers and consider how other communities have addressed this issue.

All workshops will involve a site visit and walk of a minimum one-hour. Those attending should dress accordingly. Please contact us if you may require support for this event.

The workshops are free to attend, held on a rolling basis at locations around the country chosen to highlight key or emerging issues.



To be confirmed


The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St,
M2 3WS
United Kingdom

Getting to the event

 Travel by car

The nearest car park can be found at Manchester Central, this is approximately 500metres walk form the venue.

 Travel by train

Manchester Piccadilly is 1 mile from the location.
Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Deansgate are approximately 0.5 miles from venue.
The St. Peter’s Square Metrolink stop is 500 metres from the venue and is accessible from all major train stations, and stops frequently in the city.

Further travel information can be found at the venue website or Transport for Greater Manchester.

Who Should Attend?

The event is aimed for dutyholders and their risk managers.

Leisure and public space mangers will also benefit.

Emergency services and those involved with local water safety forums will also find this workshop beneficial.

Sponsor & Exhibit


The event is free of charge, subject to terms and conditions, see booking request form. 

Attendance is strictly at the discretion of RoSPA.

Booking Information

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Leisure Safety
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