Something that everyone should be a part of

Laura Maddocks, from Securitas’ health and safety team, blogs about what Securitas staff will be doing during September’s ‘Tour of Securitas’ and explains why the security firm is fundraising for RoSPA.

The locations have been mapped out, routes planned and bikes ordered. With the Cycle to Safety Champions fully motivated and networking with colleagues, plans for the forthcoming Health & Safety event, ‘Tour of Securitas’ are well underway.

Tour of Securitas logo finalSecuritas staff can take part in the event directly by signing up to join the cycle team for their local participating office and help them to achieve their target of 90 miles per bike. Those with a competitive streak can have a go at the 500m sprint challenge to be in with a chance of being crowned Sprint King or Queen.

Those who prefer a more sedate approach can still participate in the event by entering the national competitions by completing the ‘Health & Safety Word Search’ or by submitting an entry for the ‘Design a T-shirt’ competition.

Working with our charity partner The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), our aim is to create a focus on health, fitness and safety, and raise awareness for safety, both at work and in the home/ community, combining our shared goal to ensure that all our personnel are not only safe at work but go home at the end of the day to a safe home environment too.

Accidents kill about 14,000 people a year and seriously injure hundreds of thousands more. RoSPA is one of the few national voices speaking out on this issue.

Through its own campaigns and by lobbying the government, RoSPA has been instrumental in changing mindsets and helping to develop new legislation that saves lives.

However, as a charity it relies on the continued support of organisations and who share its mission to protect the country’s most vulnerable.

By taking part in this event Securitas staff’s donations will be help fund RoSPA’s key campaigns and raise awareness of Cycling to Workthe free support they offer on leisure, home, road and occupational safety issues. This could include:

• Free practical support (such as the fitting of life-saving carbon monoxide alarms) to vulnerable families
• Road/Cycle safety campaigns
• Developing a network of voluntary community safety officers.

So I’m urging staff to get onboard, start pedalling and help support their local office to make the ‘Tour of Securitas’ a memorable and rewarding safety week for all.

To find out more about RoSPA, the UK’s family safety charity, visit www.rospa.com

To donate via JustGiving visit www.justgiving.com/Securitas-Securitas2/

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