News: Safety

Royal Life Saving calls on men to ‘make the right call’ after alarming rise in summer drownings

With a long weekend approaching, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is urging people, and men in particular, men to ‘Make the Right Call’ when they’re on, in, or near…

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Jan 24, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Logan City Council fined $80,000 over electrocution of Eagleby Aquatic Centre lifeguard

Following Beenleigh Magistrates Court having heard evidence of a dangerous series of safety oversights at the Eagleby Aquatic Centre, which culminated with a lifeguard suffering a…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Safety /


Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria reinforce need for caution around inland waterways

Following an increase in fatal and non-fatal inland drownings in Victoria, Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria continue to call for caution in and around inland waterways this…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Safety /


Wibit adds new product line to enhance safety at its modular water parks

Leading provider of floating modular aquatic play installations, Wibit Sports, has added a new product line to its catalogue, Wibit WatchLine, a haven for lifeguards offering a…

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Jan 22, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Safety / Waterparks /


Launceston’s popular Cataract Walk recreational trail to reopen to the public

Launceston's popular Cataract Walk recreational trail to reopen to the public Remediation works on the popular Cataract Walk recreational trail are currently underway by City of…

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Jan 21, 2024 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Swearing and threats pose ‘serious risk’ to staff at Orange Aquatic Centre resulting in cut in pool entry numbers

Abusive behaviour toward staff members at the Orange Aquatic Centre over recent weeks has seen Orange City Council reduce patron numbers allowed in the facility. Having before Christmas…

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Jan 20, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Legal / Safety / Sport /


Swimmers warned about water quality on Sydney beaches and in ACT waterways

Water quality testing results have shown that some of Sydney’s beaches and harbour swimming spots along with some of ACT’s waterways still have a high probability of…

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Jan 19, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Safety / Wellness /


Every voice needed in outdoors industry census

Looking to assess the scale of the outdoor industry - including outdoor education, outdoor recreation and adventure tourism - Outdoors NSW and ACT is inviting input to a census and is…

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Jan 19, 2024 Education / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


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