Summary of 2016

Glasgow Humane Society

Statistics and pictures of the year just past


Riverbank patrols carried out by Officers, Lifeguards and Riverwatchers
3779
 
River patrols carried out by Officers and Lifeguards
970
 
Searches
954
 
Retrieving and replacing lifebelts
1,464
 
Meetings attended
151
 
Hazards removed
568
 
Lost or stolen items recovered
12
 
Events covered
57
 
Animal incidents dealt with
22
 
Training courses held
24
 
Talks/Presentations
21
 
Bodies recovered
3
 
Acute rescues
9
 
Rescues attended
12
 
Accidents prevented by direct immediate intervention
6
 

 

Advice and/or assistance was sought on an almost daily basis

Among those seeking our advice were the following---Glasgow Life; Land and Environmental Services; Community Safety Glasgow; Development and Regeneration Services; North Lanarkshire Council; South Lanarkshire Council; Forestry Commission; Peel Holdings (Clydeport); SEPA; Scottish Water; Police Scotland; Scottish Fire and Rescue; Clubs, Universities, Schools

GHS are pleased to see the following groups whom we assisted in establishing, doing well; Lochwatch Loch Awe, Foyle Search and Rescue, Safe Tay

We are also pleased to have given safety advice to several Councils and Groups in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland—nice to know that our safety advice is being looked at and that several areas are establishing Water Safety Groups similar to the Glasgow Humane Society/Glasgow City Council Water Safety group

 

Dummies—Recoveries

 

 

Boom gates—50+ chains and locks on gates-suds ponds-bollards

 

 

60+ new lifebelt hooks

 

 

Fance gaps-extra safety bars-signage-fence repaired-new build

 

 

Bank clearance-signs can now be seen-foliage removed—rubbish removed

 

 

Searches under quay walls

 

 

Assistance with quay wall and riverbank inspections

 

 

Lifebelt retrieval—signage with GPS numbering

 

 

Safety cover and design input for the new Cunningar footbridge

 

 

Event cover-fireworks-Albert Bridge opening-Armistice-Regattas

 

 

Boat launching for searches whatever the time-whatever the weather

 

 

Safety cover and advice during the removal of the Polmadie Footbridge

 

 

Training-motorboats-rowing-ropes and knots-above and below weir

 

 

Repair and rebuild of boats

 

 

Rescue

 

 

Maintenance work after flooding

 

 

Removal of trees and other debris

 

 

Dealing with wildlife

 

 

Rowing—towing

 

 
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