Invisible, Odourless, Tasteless.
So how do we know when it is there?
The effects can creep up on you without you even realising. So it is important to know it's effects in the hope you spot it soon enough!
Prevention is the only sure way to make sure it does not happen to you. Regular maintenance on boilers, gas ovens and heaters, and fitting a recognised and authorised CO2 detector.
If you are a Driver or a Parent,
Then take a good look at the photograph below.
Spend 30 seconds looking at the picture below, try to remember all you see.
So what did you see?
Cars, Van, Road signs, Yellow lines, white wall, trees?
But did you miss anything?
Was there something important there that you didn't spot in 30 seconds?
What about the child about to cross the road?
Look closer, the child is wearing dark clothing!
Now look at the photograph below.
Below is the same stretch of road, the child is standing in exactly the same place,
yet this time is wearing something much brighter.
If you did not see the child in the first picture in those 30 seconds, even at that short distance, then image driving at 30 mph or above on a wet or icy road.
In the time it takes you to spot the child and react, even applying full emergency braking you would be three or four times the distance down the road, level with the third car on the left.
Would you willingly place your child in such danger?
MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN DRESS WITH BRIGHT COLOURS!
Think SAFETY over FASHION!
And drivers, remember that not all children are easy to see!
Labelling clothing and accessories may make things easier for your child whilst in school, but it also enables those with more sinister things on their mind to act as if they know them.
If you need to label their bags, do it on the side that sits against their back, or inside where it is less visible. Or change its overall appearance so that they can identify their bags, by adding key rings to the zip, or adding stickers or tassles.
Make sure your children know about the lifeguards and lifeguard posts. Teach them about the beach warning flags and signs.
If the beach is unattended, then set an obvious and easily findable meeting point in case you get separated.
Always keep them in sight when playing.
never let them play with inflatables in the sea, and if they do go into the water
GO WITH THEM !
Due to the many injuries to animals, pets and livestock, and also devastating fires caused by crashing lanterns, the Chinese style Sky Lanterns often released at parties and celebrations have been banned by ALL councils in Wales.
PLEASE RESPECT THIS AND DO NOT RELEASE THEM !
Lets keep Wales Safe!