Date PostedFebruary 15, 2019

Twenty Percent of Male Drowning Incidents Caused by Alcohol


One of the best things about living in Australia is our climate and spending time outdoors usually involves getting in the water, whether it be at the beach, lake or swimming pool.

While swimming is one of the best things about summer, that shouldn’t mean mixing swimming with alcohol.

New statistics from Royal Surf Life Saving Australia revealed that an alarming number of men are drowning while under the influence of alcohol in Australia.

A survey conducted over a 15 year period found that around 20 per cent of the 2760 men who drowned had consumed alcohol and the average blood alcohol concentration for those cases was 3 times over the legal limit.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course.Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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