Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Remind Your Families To Take Extra Care…..

With the clocks going back one hour over the weekend and the resulting reduced daylight in the afternoons, it is a good time to remind family, friends and particularly children to take extra care when out walking.  Last year pedestrian deaths in the UK increased from 20 in September to 35 in October, 50 in November and 67 in December.

We can minimise the risk of injury by:

  • Wearing bright or preferably fluorescent clothing on dull days and in the evenings.
  • When carrying bags or backpacks, make sure they are also bright or incorporate fluorescent strips.

 

 

  • Stick to the pavements where possible.
  • When crossing the road find a safe place… if possible use a designated pedestrian crossing point and avoid crossing between parked cars, on a sharp bend or close to the top of a hill.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open, look and listen for traffic from all directions. Don’t let hats/hoods impair your vision or headphones impair your hearing.