University hosts Safety Day

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with the University of Aberdeen, Grampian Police, NESCAMP, and the Scottish Ambulance Service yesterday (Wednesday May 5) to host a Safety Day.

The free event, which ran from 10am until 4pm outside the University’s Elphinstone Hall, gave visitors the opportunity to receive safety advice about a host of topics including road safety, home fire safety, motorcycle safety and bicycle safety. 

Highlights of the day included a chip pan fire demonstration, brake reaction tester and seat belt convincer, as well as the chance to see the hard-hitting ‘Road to Hell’ road safety DVD. 

Steve Cannon, Secretary to the University of Aberdeen said: “We were delighted to host Road Safety Grampian on the University of Aberdeen campus for an event which provided a key opportunity for staff, students and members of the public to receive crucial safety advice and information.”

Crew Manager Steven Corson, of Road Safety Grampian said, “An event of this type allows us the chance to engage with a large number of our target groups.

“The event offered advice and encouragement in an interactive and interesting manner on a number of road and home safety issues.  The overall aim is reducing the number of deaths and injuries on the roads and in the home.”