Fatality Inquires

Neate Fatality Inquiry

The Report on the Public Fatality Inquiry regarding the drowning death of an 19 year old Alberta man was released December 22, 2011 by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Alberta and the Attorney General. 

The Lifesaving Society concurs with the Honourable Judge Groves's recommendations. The Society's Public Aquatic Facility Safety Standards (PAFSS) have incorporated similar recommendations and guidelines since 2001.

Judge Groves's recommendations reinforce the need to develop and maintain strong risk management practices.  The Society fully believes that most if not all of our affiliates have these practices in place.  

It is important to put the recommendations into context in respect to each unique facility needs. In light of the inquiry's findings, facility managers will want to review their risk management practices.  

The Society can help, check out the resources available on-line or contact Society staff with your questions.  You may want to request a topical assessment or comprehensive safety audit.

Neave Fatality Inquiry

The Report on the Public Fatality Inquiry regarding the drowning death of an 8 year old Alberta boy was released May 7, 2009 by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Alberta and the Attorney General.  Throughout the inquiry, the Lifesaving Society provided vital testimony to the Honourable Judge Bruce A. Millar to assist him in making his findings. 

The Lifesaving Society concurs with the Honourable Judge Millar's recommendations. The Society's Public Aquatic Facility Safety Standards (PAFSS) have incorporated similar recommendations and guidelines since 2001.

Judge Millar's recommendations reinforce the need to develop and maintain strong risk management practices.  The Society fully believes that most if not all of our affiliates have these practices in place.  

It is important to put the recommendations into context in respect to each unique facility needs. In light of the inquiry's findings, facility managers will want to review their risk management practices.  

The Society can help, check out the resources available on-line or contact Society staff with your questions.  You may want to request a topical assessment or comprehensive safety audit.

In further support, the Society planned an Aquatic Safety Management Institute in November, 2009.  This institute will launch a number of programs that align to Judge Millar's recommendations.

 

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