Merseyside Water Safety Forum

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is a member of the Merseyside Water Safety Forum (MWSF).

The forum aims to:


  • Reduce lives lost to drowning through education and promotion of water safety
  • Promote the safe use of the natural water resources across Merseyside
  • Share best practice and resources across the country - a multi agency approach to water safety
  • Contribute to the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy.

Merseyside Water Safety Forum is made up of the following organisations:

  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS)
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCGA)
  • Local authorities (Liverpool City Council, Wirral Council, St Helens Council, Sefton Council and Knowsley Council)
  • Samaritans
  • Peel Ports
  • Merseyside Police
  • Cheshire Police
  • North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)
  • Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS)
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
  • CBRE - Albert Dock Management
  • Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Merseytravel