Some of you may remember the tragic drowning of seven year old Luke Hutton in September 2007 at the Olympia Leisure Centre in Dundee. The organisation and training of lifeguards at the centre was insufficient and the alarm was raised only when another child reported Luke missing. His body was found in a covered wave pool following a search. Fatal accidents
like this upset me firstly because they are avoidable by proper implementation of health and safety
and secondly because no level of compensation will ever reflect Luke’s families sorrow. The operators of swimming pool were fined £40,000 last week for breach of Health and Safety Laws. Read the full story.