• MULTI-BILLION POUND BURDEN OF ACCIDENTS AT HOME

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    Home accidents cost the UK billions of pounds each year, according to research conducted for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The total annual cost of home accident casualties who are treated for their injuries at hospital - around 2.7million people each ...

  • DOG WALKERS URGED TO HEED ICY WATER WARNING

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    As the big freeze continues across much of the UK, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is reminding people - particularly dog walkers - to be aware of the dangers of frozen rivers and lakes. Whenever the country is in the grip of freezing temperatures, RoSPA sa...

  • MAKE SURE DIY AND GARDENING SEASON OPENS SAFELY, NOT WITH A BANG

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    Easter traditionally marks the beginning of DIY season - and with fine weather set to continue - the nation’s keen gardeners will also be out in force, so RoSPA is urging people to stay safe, inside and out. It is estimated that each year, more than 200,000 people go to A&E ...

  • RoSPA OFFERS SOME HOMELY ADVICE TO MARK “OLDER PEOPLE’S DAY”

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    RoSPA is backing Older People’s Day, which takes place tomorrow, in the hope that it will foster a culture of health and happiness among the UK’s ageing population. With more people living longer, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents feels it’s more important ...

  • RoSPA: PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE IS TO TAKE ACCIDENT PREVENTION FROM PAPER TO PRACTICE

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    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents welcomes the inclusion of four explicit accident prevention indicators in the new Public Health Outcomes Framework, but says the challenge now is to ensure local authorities and healthcare commissioning groups give them the at...

  • Fire service’s efforts to cut staff injuries lands it a top RoSPA safety award

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    The UK’s largest non-metropolitan fire and rescue service has secured a top health and safety award after reducing the number of injuries to firefighters and other staff by nearly 40 per cent in three years. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service launched an improvemen...

  • Keep an eye out for young helpers during a DIY Easter

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    D on’t I gnore Y oungsters is the DIY message from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) during the holiday season.    The Easter break is traditionally a time for families to work on home improvement and gardening projects at home with young help...

  • RoSPA welcomes launch of Scottish parliamentary group targeting accident prevention

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    A new Scottish Parliament group is being launched to tackle the thousands of unnecessary deaths and serious injuries from accidents in Scotland.    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Scotland believes the new Cross Party Group on Accident P...

  • RoSPA and 3fivetwo Training Academy join forces to help meet the needs of Northern Ireland’s childminders

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    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Northern Ireland and 3fivetwo Training Academy have teamed up to provide childminders with essential health and safety training to help boost knowledge and skills.     RoSPA, the UK’s leading accident prevention ch...

  • Occupational road risk appeal to employers, as part of RoSPA’s Family Safety Week

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    As part of its first-ever Family Safety Week, RoSPA is calling on employers to consider how they could make a positive difference to the safety of their employees who drive for work. It is estimated that up to a third of road accidents involve someone who is using the road f...