A new water safety campaign has been launched by Glasgow City Council and involves the Glasgow Humane Society, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland and RoSPA.
The vandalism of lifebelts was identified as a key problem by Glasgow City Council’s Water Safety Group, which RoSPA is a member of. The Glasgow Humane Society estimate that their regular patrols of the Clyde lead to around 1000 belts being lifted from the water each year. This means that in the event of someone entering the water – lifebelts are not always available.
In response, a campaign has been launched which will ensure that SOS signs are visible all around the Clyde near the lifebelt stations with the simple messages 'taking a lifebelt is taking a life'.
The message will also be taken into schools in the area with Glasgow City Council working with teachers to ensure an adequate lesson plan is produced to help aide teachers.
Carlene McAvoy, Community Safety Development Manager.
Posted: 7/5/2019 12:49:00 PM