Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tasmania Water Safety Council

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Tasmanian Water Safety Awards

We spend a lot of our time in the water, for both serious and pleasurable reasons. We value our access to the water, both inland and at the coast, but we know it can be very dangerous. Fortunately there are a great number of people, organisations, and businesses who take water safety very seriously, and who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to help us stay safe in the water.

The Tasmania Water Safety Council (TWSC) is made up of the major water safety and related government agencies and focuses on the presentation of key water safety issues to government, industry and the community.


2014 Winners

Gary Kearney - RLSSTAS - Meritorious Services rendered to community safety whether by an individual.

Mark Godfrey - Clifton Beach SLSC - Meritorious Service Award Special Commendation - For services rendered to community safety by an individual. 

Sean McCarthy – Triabunna High School  (Exploring the Coast) - Water Safety Award for an Initiative which clearly assists the promotion and development of water safety in a specific area.

Tas Maritime Radio - For an improved practice or technique which contributes to water safety in a specific area.

2013 Winners: 

 

Left to Right:  John Stevens, Chair, Tas Water Safety Council; Ian MacLeod, President, Tas Jet Sport Boating Club; Rebecca White MP, Representing the Tasmanian Minister for Sport & Recreation and Laurie Lawrence.

 

Col Barney, Commander, Freycinet Marine Rescue Association Inc & Coast Guard Freycinet

The criteria for the awards were:-

  • An initiative which clearly assists the promotion and development of water safety in a specific area.
  • An improved practice or technique which contributes to safety in a specific area.
  • An invention or modification of equipment which increases safety.
  • Meritorious service rendered to community safety whether by an organisation or individual.
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