Summary of 2018

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228 years of service
 
Operational report to the Annual General Meeting June 2018 by George Parsonage
 
 
The Glasgow Humane Society continues to serve the public of Glasgow and the visitors to our great city.
 
 
If we look at what is happening water safety wise in other Cities across the UK, Glasgow is lucky. Many Cities are now spending many thousands of pounds on safety surveys to see how they can make their territory safer.
 
The Glasgow Humane Society has been carrying out this type of survey in the Greater Glasgow area for over 228 years.
 
Glasgow has had this service since the time of the French Revolution.
 
 
Glasgow has set, and is setting a standard in waterside development incorporating safety. While others spend on consultancies we do it inhouse with a combination of the Glasgow Humane Society and the Glasgow City Council Water Safety Group (founded by the Humane Society)
 
Officers, Directors and supporters of the Glasgow Humane Society, Councillors City Employees Citizens and visitors must be, and rightly should be, proud of our partnership.
 
 
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Summary of 2016

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227 years of service

Operational report to the Annual General Meeting June 2017 by George Parsonage

The Glasgow Humane Society continues to serve the public of Glasgow and the visitors to our great city.

The City, the Country, the World is full of problems that require to be looked at, but I cannot apologise for being extremely parochial in my following comments, only looking at water safety throughout our wonderful City.

Glasgow

It has been said that “Glasgow is Miles Better”

Maybe our saying should be “Glasgow---- light years ahead”

If we look at what is happening water safety wise in other Cities across the UK, Glasgow is lucky. Many Cities are now spending many thousands of pounds on safety surveys to see how they can make their territory safer.

The Glasgow Humane Society has been giving this service to the Greater Glasgow area for over 226 years.

More Independent Lifeboats are being set up along our coastlines and in our Lochs/Lakes Rivers and other waterways. There are possibly more Independent Lifeboats in the UK than there are RNLI.

Glasgow has had this service since the time of the French Revolution.

Glasgow has set and is setting a standard in waterside development incorporating safety. While others spend-spend-spend on consultancies we do it in-house with a combination of the Glasgow Humane Society and the Glasgow City Council Water Safety Group—founded by the Humane Society.

Officers, Directors and supporters of the Glasgow Humane Society, Councillors City Employees and Citizens must be, and rightly should be, proud of our partnership.

 

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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