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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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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Cycle safety

Cycle safety Cycling is a great way to keep fit and active. However, whether it’s a young child cycling in the park on his first bike, or an older child cycling to school, cycle accidents are a real risk for children and young people. You can help parents identify the risks with cycling, and help…

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In-car safety – Child Safety Week

In-car safety – Child Safety Week Twelve children under 10 are killed or injured as passengers in cars every day. Car seats prevent deaths and serious injury.  Did you know…? Adult seat belts are not designed for children as they don’t sit across the right parts of the body. If a child isn’t in the…

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Button batteries

Button batteries   Button batteries are the small, round batteries you find in a growing number of toys and everyday objects like remote controls and car key fobs. They can be extremely dangerous for children if swallowed. There are lots of different sizes and types of button batteries. Lithium button batteries are most dangerous as…

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