Accident prevention in the spotlight with RoSPA at ESS2017


RoSPA – the UK’s leading safety charity – will shine the spotlight on the prevention of serious accidental injuries when it attends the Emergency Services Show 2017.

Child safety and older people’s safety in the home will be the focus of RoSPA’s stand (S23), but there will also be opportunities for visitors to find out about RoSPA membership and the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, both of which are open to emergency service organisations.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is currently marking its centenary, looking back at the successes achieved in accident prevention over the last 100 years, especially on the roads and in workplaces where there have been big falls in the numbers of people killed or injured in accidents. But it is also focusing strongly on the challenges that remain. Accident figures show that under-5s in the home, young people at leisure, young drivers and over-75s in the home are the groups most at risk, and RoSPA is active in each of these areas, including through the co-ordination of a project to launch a National Accident Prevention Strategy.

RoSPA representatives at the event will be able to talk to visitors about the charity’s current accident prevention projects, including Take Action Today, Put Them Away, which is seeking to raise awareness of the dangers of household cleaning products and the need to keep them away from young children. There will also be information about Stand Up, Stay Up, a Department for Health-funded project that RoSPA is running until 2019, bringing together falls prevention practitioners from across England and supporting the strategic development of falls prevention services.

Ashley Martin, RoSPA’s public health project manager, said: “RoSPA is delighted to be attending the Emergency Services Show 2017. Those working in the emergency services will well understand the impact that serious accidental injuries have on the individuals and families involved, but also on the health and social care system, and we are looking forward to speaking to visitors about various opportunities for becoming involved in the prevention agenda.”

RoSPA also offers training and qualifications in safer people handling, as well as a variety of driver training and fleet management services. Visitors to the stand will be able to register their details to find out more about these.

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