Below are transcripts for the various videos that appear on the SafetyWorks! website. If you have an accessibility issues with the site, please contact us.
Hello and welcome to SafetyWorks! - the interactive safety centre for the community of Tyne and Wear.
SafetyWorks! is facilitated and managed by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service working in partnership with Northumbria Police and several other public and private sectors.
The aim of SafetyWorks is to educate children and adults so that they can safeguard themselves within the community.
At SafetyWorks we have recreated an urban safety setting with a number of realistic scenarios in order to deliver our safety message. These include a house complete with fully working kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom as well as a police station, hospital, shop, Metro station and park.
We hope you enjoy your visit and learn from your experience.
In the Living Room scenario we deliver important Fire Safety information which is tailored to the needs of the visiting group including the importance of a working smoke alarm and having an escape plan in the event of an emergency. This scenario is also used for delivering Crime Prevention and Trading Standards messages such as Distraction Burglaries, Rogue Traders and Accident and Injury prevention. From the Living Room, visitors are able to look inside the Burnt Room to see the devastating consequences of fire.
In the Kitchen scenario, information about accident and injury prevention is provided. Visitors are encouraged to identify hazards which may cause fire or injury to themselves and their family and are invited to participate in making the area safe. Information about hygiene in the kitchen is also provided.
In the bedroom we work closely with CEOP (the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre.) and are able to deliver key information about using the internet safely. We deliver messages around cyber bullying, grooming, taking risks and raising awareness on how to protect personal information. We can also use the bedroom for home safety.
In the Police Station, we pass on advice to visitors on how to stay safe, how to report a crime and depending on the visiting group we will provide information about current crime issues, for example Anti Social Behaviour, Distraction Burglaries, keeping personal belongings safe.
Safety sessions cover a wide range of topics related to Railway Safety and Awareness. Sessions are tailored to suit the age and abilities of each group, we talk about platform and train safety. The scenario is also used to talk about Crime Prevention and Trespass issues. To finish the session, we talk about where and how to get help when required by showing groups the use of the Help Point.
In the Sainsburys shop we raise awareness about Personal Safety and Crime Prevention including Age Restricted Purchasing of Goods, in particular Alcohol.
In the Road scenario, we discuss key road safety messages in a controlled and safe environment. We use a fully operational puffin crossing to demonstrate to visitors of all ages how to use crossings safely and we have a range of features that you would find on an ordinary street and we explain how these work. In addition we have our video wall showing a busy high street and a dark alley where we can explain the importance of wearing bright clothes in the dark.
Members of St John Ambulance provide the visitors with an opportunity to practice vital first aid including how to put someone in the recovery position, treating burns and how to carry out CPR. Information about Alcohol Awareness and Healthy Eating can also be included. Visitors can also find out about what happens if you need to go to hospital.