Health and safety at work is a concern that nobody can escape. Every year people suffer injuries in work-based accidents that, on the whole, could’ve been avoided. These cause everything from time of work, pain and discomfort, to situations that can actually be life changing, or, in the worst extreme, life threatening.
Every employer has a responsibility to ensure that Health and Safety rules are adhered to, and that the workplace is a place of safety for all employees, visitors and customers. To this end The Accident Advice Helpline has put together a competition that aims to raise awareness of Health and Safety through the work of children. They are inviting children under the age of 16 to design a poster illustrating absolutely any aspect relating to health and safety, and more importantly, how we can prevent accidents.
Joe loves drawing and colouring, so we spent this weekend designing our entry for the competition. Joe did a little research into Health and Safety work posters before choosing the hazards he wanted to highlight in his poster.
Joe chose Health and Safety issues that were relevant to him – washing your hands, crossing the road with the Lollipop man, wearing a helmet when you ride a bike, and wiping up if you spill something – something he does, constantly (grrr). Joe is not the world’s best artist, but he does love drawing and colouring in and was very proud when it came to his finished work.
Joe’s finished poster
If you want to enter, the details are below.
How to enter
Enter your poster by posting it on Twitter using the hashtag #aahhealthandsafety or emailing your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org . All posters must be received by midnight on May 21st 2016 to be in with a chance of winning.
Health and Safety Poster Prizes
The winner will be awarded a £100 Amazon Voucher and one runner up will receive a £25 Amazon voucher.
Click here for more information about the competition.