Keeping your child safe in the water

WSS Water Safety Code poster

On average, 96 people (mostly male), lose their life in Scotland each year due to a water related fatality. Around 1 in 4 of those people had no intention of ever entering the water. This figure is almost double the average for the whole of the UK.

It is really important for everyone to be aware of the risks in relation to water and to educate our children. Open the pdf below for the top tips and further information to help you and your children stay safe and enjoy Scotland’s waters.


PDF file: Water Safety Tips - April 2022 (101 KB)

PDF file: WSS Water Safety Code Poster 2022 (193 KB)

Video: Water Safety with Olympic Athlete Duncan Scott