In the three years following the launch of the UK drowning prevention strategy lots of organisations across the UK have made real progress towards reducing the number of deaths we see in our waters.
In this conference, we will look at communities who have successfully mobilised to address the drowning problem. We will also share the insights and lessons from a number of high profiles events.
No matter what your professional connection with water safety and risk management, the conference will offer essential information for all.
09:15 Registration, refreshments and networking
10:00 Welcome and introduction from Chairman
10:10 Session to be confirmed
10:40 The Independent Review of Water Safety Regulation at UK Beaches
Dominic Watkins, Partner, DWF Law LLP
For many years there has been perceived or actual lack of clarity on who owes legal responsibility for ensuring water safety on our coastline. Following the tragic deaths at Camber Sands, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency commissioned Dominic to conduct an independent review of the legal framework and make recommendations for improvement. Dominic will present his findings and recommendations.
11:10 Brian Johnson, Chief Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
11:40 Refreshments and networking
11:55 Session to be confirmed
12:25 Manchester – a City, United
David Wilson, Station Manager for Manchester Central, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and Water Safety Partnership Chair
- Our Partnership – Stronger Together
- Coping with Failure
- Charlie’s Legacy
12:55 3 years post UK Drowning Prevention Strategy, where next?
14:20 Dr Peter Aitken, Director of Research & Development
Response and reflection session
13:20 Lunch and networking
14:45 Lessons from the Australian Experience
Justin Scar, Chief Executive, RLSS Australia
15:10 Question and answer session
15:30 Conference close
This year’s Water Safety Conference will be taking place at Glaziers Hall in central London.
9 Montague Close,
Tel: 020 7403 3300
Getting to the event
Glaziers Hall is located on the South Bank alongside London Bridge and near Southwark Cathedral, and is easily accesible by road, river and public tranport.
Travel by road
For access by road via Tooley Street pass under the tunnel into Montague Close. The entrance is on your right hand side. Via Borough High Street turn into Bedale Street, then turn right onto Cathedral Street. Continue driving past the Cathedral then turn right again onto Montague Close. The entrance is on your left hand side.
Travel by train
If travelling via London Bridge underground station, take the 'Duke Street Hill' exit. Cross the road in front of you at the traffic lights and head towards London Bridge Hospital. Follow the pavement around the corner to the left. Continue under the tunnel and the entrance to Glaziers Hall is on your right.
Travel by boat
For access via the Thames, on arrival at London Bridge City Pier turn right onto Queens Walk. Continue along the path behind London Bridge Hospital until you see the signpost above for Tooley Street. Turn left onto the pathway opposite the sign 'The Queens Walk', and you will reach Tooley Street. Turn right and continue under the tunnel. Glaziers Hall is on your right.
Who Should Attend?
The RoSPA National Water Safety Conference is recognised as the key annual multi-discipline update event for UK water safety professionals.
The event is suitable for anyone with responsibility for water safety, or managing sites or locations that feature water hazards.
Whatever capacity water safety enters your risk management remit – there will be relevant content and networking on offer.
If you are booking 5 or more delegates please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early day delegate fee:
- Member: £125 + VAT
- Non-Member: £145 + VAT
Early rate finishes October 7, 2019
Standard booking fee:
- Member: £155 + VAT
- Non-Member: £180 + VAT