Water safety

Find out how to stay safe when near or in water. We also have advice on fishing, boat, and swimming safety.

Stay safe around water

Be aware of the risks of being in or around water. To reduce risk, here's advice on what to do to stay safe around water. Follow the Water Safety Code.

Don't drink and drown

Drowning and alcohol - advice, guidance and risks, cold water shock - what to do, avoid water while drinking, especially at night.

Fishing safety

Fishing is a water-based hobby that brings risks. Water Safety Scotland has guidance to keep anglers safe. Check their angling safety code

Keeping your dog safe near water

When walking your dog in areas with water sources, like a river or loch, it's important to follow safety guidelines to keep your furry friend safe.