Lighter Evenings
lighter-evenings In the UK at present, clocks follow Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) from October to March and British Summer Time (BST) which is GMT plus one hour from March to October. RoSPA has been calling for many years for a move to a system called "Single/Double Summer Time" (SDST), which would put the clocks one hour ahead of GMT in winter and two hours ahead of GMT in summer. Reducing the number of people killed and injured on the roads is the key aim behind RoSPA's campaign. The most recent research found that a move to SDST could reduce road deaths by around 80 per year and serious injuries by around 212 per year.

Young Drivers
young_driver Young and novice drivers are more likely to be involved in road accidents than more experienced drivers. They are more likely to be involved in accidents at high-speed, in the dark, when overtaking and when negotiating bends. They are also more likely than experienced drivers to be at fault for collisions. RoSPA seeks to improve the safety of young drivers by contributing to the formation of policies at a national level, conducting research, and developing practical assessments and training courses for young drivers.

Blind Cord Safety
blindcords Since 2004, RoSPA has called upon the blind industry to take voluntary action to reduce the risk of looped cords and we are now working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), CEN (the European Committee for Standardisation), the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) and the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to investigate design modifications and raise awareness of the safety issues.

Active Aging
active-aging Worried about growing older? About your place in society when you're 60, 70 or 80? There is a lot to life after 60 — and society is coming increasingly to appreciate the contribution older people can make. That's what active ageing is about — getting more out of life as you grow older, not less, whether at work, at home or in the community. And this can help not just you as an individual but society as a whole.

Healthy Workplaces
Workplace health and safety is good for business, for workers and for society as a whole. It is easy to lose sight of these facts when deadlines or production targets are looming. In such moments, rather than treating safety and health as 'bureaucratic burdens' it is more important than ever to be aware of risks in the workplace.


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