Skateboarding Safety

Skateboarding Safety Introduction It should be appreciated that skateboarding is an exciting sport and that accidents will occasionally occur. RoSPA will normally Risk Assess all skate parks as being high risk. That does not mean that we do not approve of them, just that we recognise that accidents are going to occur. Accidents Whilst acknowledging…

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Barbecue Safety

Barbecue Safety Barbecues are involved in many hundreds of accidents that occur in the garden each year. Last time figures were collected through the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System (HASS/LASS) in 2002, an estimated 1,800 people visited A&E in the UK having had an accident involving a barbecue. The most common types of barbecue-related…

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Garden Trampoline Safety Advice

Garden Trampoline Safety Advice This page contains advice for home and garden trampolines only. Click here to visit the commercial trampoline parks page. Trampolining is both a popular grass-roots activity and an elite, Olympic-level sport. At the grass-roots level, garden trampolines provide a relatively inexpensive source of enjoyment as well as aerobic activity for thousands of young…

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5 A DAY tips

5 A DAY tips Getting your 5 A DAY is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals.  Here are some ideas to get you started. 5 A DAY at breakfast Add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat natural yoghurt. Try a handful of berries or a chopped banana. Add…

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Help run a charity

Help run a charity  Find out how you could help run a charity by volunteering as a charity trustee. Charity trustees Charity trustees direct how a charity is run and help make sure it does what it was set up to do. This includes making sure the charity: sticks to its charitable mission has the money…

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Poisoning – Child Safety Week

Poisoning – Child Safety Week  Suspected poisoning is one of the most common reasons for young children to be taken to A&E. Did you know…? Child-resistant tops and strip and blister packs for tablets help to slow children down but they are not childproof. Some 3-4 year olds can open them in seconds! Swallowing medicines,…

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