Legal Precedents

Court and Inquest Findings

Court decisions often establish legal precedents. Coroner's inquests produce recommendations designed to help avoid similar fatalities in future. While these can provide valuable information to aquatic facility operators, the recommendations often do not reach all operators. The coroner often authors a detailed report, which goes much beyond the jury's recommendations, but this report is not circulated.


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Lifesaving Society Position Statements and Aquatic Standards

The Lifesaving Society analyzes and reports on court decisions and inquest findings related to aquatic injuries and fatalities. In consultation with Lifesaving Society affiliates and relevant agencies, stakeholders and governments, the Society develops position statements and aquatic standards.