Upcoming Events 2019

These events are free to attend and no need to book an appointment, just pop along to the venue and look out for the Child Seat Safety Team. You can’t miss them they are usually wearing pink jackets!

 

Location

Date

Time

Poole  – The Arc Wed 17th April 19 10 – 3pm
Bournemouth – Littledown Leisure Centre BH7 7DX Thur 16th May 19 10 – 3pm
Bath Mon 24th June 19 8:30 – 4pm
South Gloucestershire Thornbury Fire Station Tues 25th June 19 8:30 – 4pm
South Gloucestershire The Mall Cribbs Causeway Wed 26th June 19 8:30 – 4pm
South Gloucestershire Yate Fire Station Tues 9th July 19 8:30 -4pm
Poole – The Arc Tues 9th – Wed 10th July 19 10 – 3pm
Bristol Thurs 11th July 19 10 – 3pm
Weston-super-Mare Weston Football Club, BS24 9AA Fri 12th July 19 8:30 – 4pm
Bury – Aldi BL8 1GU Wed 3rd  July 19 10-3pm
Ramsbottom – Aldi BL0 9AL Thurs 4th July 19 10-3pm
Bury – Asda Pilsworth BL9 8RS Wed 17th July 19 10-3pm
Radcliffe, Nr Bury – Asda M26 3DA Thurs 18th July 19 10-3pm
Clevedon Children’s Centre, Nth Somerset  BS21 6HB. Mon 16th Sept 19 8:30 – 4pm
South Gloucestershire Kingswood Fire Station Tues 17th Sept 19 10-3pm
Bath and NE Somerset Wed 18th Sept 19 10-3pm
Bristol Thurs 19th Sept 19 10-3pm

Event Types

Child Seat Clinics

Community car seat safety checks for your customer. Offering advice and guidance.

For the last few years, we have been travelling around the country helping Car seat Manufacturers, Local Authorities and Police Forces to offer free checking events. The results from our findings were published in early 2014, where we found that 51% of child car seats were incorrectly fitted into vehicles.

The news for 2016 is similar, although some families were stopped at enforcement locations that we attended in 2013 – 15 , on all occasions and after receiving our guidance on their attendance at their first enforcement stop they were still continuing to follow our advice and were correctly restraining their child in their vehicles.

These are normally held at supermarkets or retail parks and arranged through the Local authority to link to a campaign they are carrying out. The general public visiting the store are informed about the event as they are entering the stores; this is reinforced by in store announcements whilst they shop.  When leaving the store they are asked if they would like to take advantage of this free service.  Child Seat Safety provides a comprehensive report of the results from the event/s and advice on future messages and target areas.

These checks are often carried out as part of a in car safety campaign already ongoing by the constabulary.  The vehicle is stopped by the Police Officer and asked to pull into a safe, off road location, where a CSS expert checks the restraint and its child occupant.   If there is no child restraint present or the restraint is inappropriate, then the Police Officer will be asked for input on the legal implications for the driver.  It must be reiterated that this is an educational exercise and where appropriate the driver will be encouraged to acquire and use the correct and compatible child restraint rather than face a fine, evidence of this is obviously required to prevent prosecution.

Similar to the Community Checks, Child Seat Safety provides a comprehensive report of the results and guidance as to common issues found and how to address these in the future.

If you’d like further details on how you could arrange either a community or an enforcement event please email [email protected] or call Julie or Claire on the numbers provided on our home page.