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RoSPA urges people to be safe this Halloween

25th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has warned families in Northern Ireland to keep safe over the Halloween period.

It has issued the message after statistics showed that firework-related injuries in the four weeks around Halloween in 2011 fell to their lowest level since records began, with RoSPA urging people not to become complacent.

The organisation is also aiming to boost safety on the roads, after announcing that it has given financial backing to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust's Kiosk Injury Surveillance System.

Ita McErlean, RoSPA’s home safety manager in Northern Ireland, said: "Worryingly, more than half of people injured were aged between 11 and 15. Parents and carers need to make sure children and young people are aware of the dangers - that fireworks are explosives that can maim them or someone else for life."

The representative underlined that organised events are the safest way for people to enjoy a firework display, but advised those who can't get to one to make their own wellbeing a priority.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801475880-ADNFCR


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