Maritime Safety Week 2022
This week it’s Maritime Safety Week, an annual event that recognises the excellent safety work carried out across the maritime sector in the United Kingdom (UK).
They key objectives for 2022 include:
- Recognition of the excellent safety work that occurs across the sector
- A focus on challenges such as fishing safety and improving data collection and knowledge
- Facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practice.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA) and the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) will be supporting the week and working in accordance with the Maritime Safety Action Plan,
which also supports the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy.
As an example of some of the excellent work already happening, the creation of version two of the Water Incident Database (WAID) is in full development. Broken into three phases, the WAID development group, headed by RoSPA and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), are looking to replicate and improve the current WAID system, whilst also enhancing its functionality with new capabilities so it may produce innovative analysis.
To help raise awareness of water safety and drowning prevention, the NWSF is also launching its 2022 iteration of #RespectTheWater campaign later on July 25 to coincide with World Drowning Prevention Day
. Its origins can be traced back to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and is now the national campaign from members of the National Water Safety Forum.
#RespectTheWater aims to provide lifesaving advice for those in danger in, on or close-to water and will help complement and underpin some of the excellent safety advice already in circulation through the various national water safety campaign weeks, such as Maritime Safety Week and Don’t Drink and Drown.
Carlene McAvoy, Leisure Safety Manager
Posted: 7/6/2022 4:25:52 PM