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Bezpieczeństwo na polskich śródlądowych obszarach wodnych – współczesne uwarunkowania
Safety on Polish Inland Water Areas – Contemporary Conditions

Author(s): Jerzy Telak, Oksana Telak
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Civil Society, Security and defense, Management and complex organizations, Human Ecology
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: safety; threats; water rescue; water rescue entities;

Summary/Abstract: There is a need for safety among basic human needs. It is a duty of a state to provide conditions for development and protection against threats. Strategic objectives in this area include ensuring universal safety, improving and developing the national crisis management system as well as civil protection system. Poland’s membership in the European Union resulted in the implementation of Community legislation, including laws in the field of security and crisis management. Staying on a water area carries the risk of losing life by drowning. In Poland, several hundred people lose their lives every year in cases of drowning. The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) works in the field of preventing drowning and development of rescue sport, with the assumptions of combining and supporting national organizations (associations and federations). The legislator, creating legal provisions in Poland, did not take into account full international achievements in the field of water rescue. The formalized safety system includes public and general safety with the supervision over water rescue, however safety of people staying on water areas in Poland is regulated by law and implementing regulations. In order to obtain opinion on the possibility of increasing people safety on Polish water areas, research was carried out in 2017 with groups of student’s respondents in Szczytno.

  • Issue Year: 19/2018
  • Issue No: 8.2
  • Page Range: 247-259
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish