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Water areas

Open inland water areas account for around 40 deaths of children every year by drowning. A recent national survey showed that 28% of equipped play areas are within the distance a toddler could wander from the area.

There have been several high profile deaths by drowning near equipped play areas. As a consequence, RoSPA strongly recommends that all water areas that are accessible to children should have an independent inspection on a regular basis (every three or four years). This can be done as part of a rolling programme to spread the costs.

RoSPA are the leading water safety experts in the UK and provide specialist inspections of water areas.

For further details email [email protected]

Contact Us

Playsafety Ltd *
+44 (0)1793 317470
[email protected]
Unit 78, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TY
* RoSPA’s activities in the area of play safety are carried out under an exclusive licence arrangement by an independent and highly experienced specialist company, “Playsafety Ltd” which trades under such licence as “RoSPA Play Safety”.