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PE01770: Improving Water Safety

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Petitioner: Margaret Spiers


Closing Date for Online Petition: 18 December 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to work with all relevant bodies across Scotland to improve water safety by ensuring that:

  • All waterways have life-saving equipment such as lifebelts and buoyancy Throw Bags, with ropes, to allow multiple attempts at rescue; and
  • Tampering with water safety equipment is made a criminal offence of endangering public safety.


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We believe that we need to improve water safety and that these improvements will save lives.

Do you agree that:

  • All waterways should have life-saving equipment to allow multiple attempts at rescue?
  • All safety equipment should be visible and accessible?
  • Tampering with water safety equipment should be an offence of endangering public safety 


Saving lives

Colin hamilton

5:31 on 25 Nov 2019

Please support this petition and make our rivers, coasts, and waterways safer for all.

Mairi Robertson Carrey

20:06 on 22 Nov 2019

I fully support the 3 aims of this petition

Trevor John Robertson

18:36 on 21 Nov 2019

Do the right thing please

Lynne Muldoon

16:34 on 21 Nov 2019

Maintaining vital safety infrastructure is imperative to preventing needless loss of life. We also need to ensure that the infrastructure is respected and protected appropriately.

Mark kelly

13:16 on 21 Nov 2019

I agree with everything printed below.

Gillian Connelly

12:36 on 21 Nov 2019

Great idea equipment should be readily available and protected under law

Stuart Main

12:27 on 21 Nov 2019

Great Idea get it done........

Paul McCafferty

12:26 on 21 Nov 2019

Totally agree

Peter Stewart

12:23 on 21 Nov 2019

As a member of the locals Coastguard Team, it is imperative that these items be implemented to assist us in continuing to preserve and save lives.

Deirdre Oakley

12:22 on 21 Nov 2019

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