Working Group (Click Here)

Working Group     (Click Here)

 

Road Safety  risk on the Shore are mainly about poor intersection calls, excessive speed on bends and alcohol abuse associated with driving.  These activities often result in injury and harm.  They are, however, almost always avoidable if the decision making process is a sound and responsible one. ShoreSafe is involved in working with the specialist government organisations and community groups to reduce incidents and create a safer environment for everyone. 

 

 Older Adults

 

Older Adults are able to enjoy fuller lives if falls do not occur. Falls usually result in injury.  It therefore makes good sense to promote activities that improve their ability to balance and in doing so, reduce the risk of falls.  The Falls Prevention coalition Group on the Shore is very active in the education process of assisting older adults in adopting walking and other exercise activities that are both enjoyable and beneficial.   Beach walks are a favourite as that environment stimulates the mind as well as the body.  There's no traffic and very little to bump in to so the risk of injury is minimumised.

Injury Prevention for the older adults: 

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http://www.ageinplace.org/Practical-Advice/Housing

 

 

Child Safety is about reducing accidental injury through:

  • Education programmes and services
  • Advocating for legislative reform
  • Advice and information
  • Media campaigns
  • Support for environmental and safe product design

 

Child Safety involves many aspects and focuses on ages 0 to teenagers.  These categories are specifically:

  • Road Safety
    • Travelling safely to school or preschool by foot - educate on crossing roads safely
    • By car - educate on wearing the correctly fitted seat belts, booster or child car seat with restraints. Ensuring parents know the essentials of what is required to guarantee their childs safety.
    • By bus - establish the rules for embarking and disembarking from the bus.  This is the area at risk of injury and more-so after school.
    • By bike - road crossing, riding skills, helmet wearing, vehicle road rules and special road rules for cyclists are all part of the information package needed to be instilled in the young cyclist. Parents do need to establish with the child just what is the safest bike route to and from school.

 

  • Water Safety
    • At the beach or around the pool - knowledge of the environment and safe behaviour are important but being able to swim is an essential water safety skill.
    • Advocating for pool fencing and adult supervision of children in and around water
    • Safe Boating practices involving the wearing of lifejackets

 

  • Playground Safety
    • Responsible supervision
    • Manage the risk and challenge the child
    • Develop risk-assessment tools in the child

 

  • Fire Safety
    • Burns
    • Heaters
    • Fire places
    • Fireworks

 

  • Home Safety ( in and around the home)
    • Poisons
    • Hot water
    • Electrical hazards
    • Driveway safety
    • Animal safety

     ShoreSafe engages with Plunket NZ, Safekids NZ,  New Zealand Fire Service, NZ Police, City Council, Barnardos NZ, Education and the Early Childhood  sector to promote and encourage support for Child Safety.                                                            

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