What you need to know?
Where can parents learn more about child seats and safety?
We have helped develop a fantastic course called Car Seat Smarter that you can do on-line. It takes about 20 mins to complete and you can print off a certificate and free booklet at the end.
It will help you understand;
- How to fit and use child seats correctly
- How to make every journey a safe journey
- Understanding child seat and seatbelt laws
- How to choose the best seat for your budget
Log on at Car Seat Smarter.co.uk and enter the code CSS Web to get full and free access
Did you know that the ONLY nationally recognised qualification in child car seat fitting is run by us?
Our qualification makes sure that advisors have a strong knowledge on the law, vehicle technologies, child growth and development and using this information they can confidently help you ensure that the seat is right for your children and lifestyle, without compromising on safety.
What’s your experience when going to purchase a car seat for your child? Did you get excellent service, where you left very confused? Did you question the information you were told? Did you just assume the advisor would know all the correct information?
In our experience and from talking to parents, we know that there can be huge differences between advisors and fitters. It has always been our aspiration to ensure that a standardised level of knowledge is required by everyone who helps you make a purchase, checks your child seats or transports your child.
How do I know if the advisor is qualified?
You can check who is qualified in your area by clicking on “Find an advisor” at the top of the page
You can also ask them if they have IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) approval in Child Seat Safety Awareness. If they have they should be able to provide you with their accreditation number. This means they have passed their assessment in the last 3 years and that their employer has taken the time to ensure their staff are adequately skilled to assist you.