Skip to main content Skip to footer

Case Studies

At Water Safety Scotland, we like to share notable stories via case study pdf files and recorded video clips. Please view the articles below to find out more information about each case study:


Ice safety in Argyll and Bute

In late 2023 and early 2024, Community Safety Advocate Colin MacLean-Fleming of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) undertook delivery of the Ice Safety Workshop in schools throughout the Argyll & Bute area.  

Read Article

A Water Rescue at Balloch Park

In the summer of 2022, Julie was cycling locally in Balloch Park when she heard some teenage girls in distress in the water. Thanks to her bravery, quick and decisive action and available Public Rescue Equipment, Julie was able to save these young girls from potentially tragic circumstances.

Reducing Vandalism of Public Rescue Equipment

Data has shown that vandalism of Public Rescue Equipment (PRE) such as rescue rings, also known as lifebelts, along the River Clyde in Glasgow happens on a regular basis. This either compromises the effectiveness of the PRE, or renders it completely useless and therefore can have serious implications when the PRE is needed in an emergency rescue situation.

There are 670 lifebelts stationed along the River Clyde within the Glasgow city boundary. According to information from Glasgow Humane Society, on average around 80 of these lifebelts were being vandalised on a weekly basis.

Cookies are in use on this website

The Watersafetyscotland site only uses cookies which are strictly necessary for member login. We also store user location and page-visits information. We don't use third party cookies or collect personal information.

To learn more about cookies, read our Privacy and Cookie Policy.