From around the world

In this section, we detail some useful case studies and information found out with the UK.

Boat-related injuries and fatalities in Washington State

A case-control study which looks at the risk factors associated with boat related injuries and fatalities in Washington State, USA.

WHO Global report on drowning

Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer

The WHO Global report on drowning highlights that 372,000 people drown worldwide each year.

Effectiveness of the 2005 compulsory personal flotation device (PFD) wearing regulations

An investigation into mandatory personal flotation device wearing regulations in Victoria, Australia.

NICE Unintentional injuries

Unintentional injuries: prevention strategies for under 15s

Guidance strategies to prevent unintentional injuries among the under-15s

WHO Preventing drowning

Preventing drowning: an implementation guide

Building on from the World Health Organization’s 2014 Global report on drowning, this document provides step by step guidance to implement effective measures to reduce drowning.