Road Traffic Accident Statistics

  • 6 children aged 0-7 are killed or seriously injured every week on the road
  • 18 children aged 8-11 are killed or seriously injured every week on the roads and more than one is killed every fortnight
  • Young people between 11 and 16 are more at risk of being killed or seriously injured as a pedestrian or cyclist than any other age group

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)



  • Accidents are the most common cause of death and disability in children
  • In a class of 30 children, on average, every child will have received hospital treatment for two accidental injuries before their 16th birthday
  • In a class of 30 children, on average, two will be killed or injured in a road traffic accident
  • A number of children will sustain injuries at school before their 16th birthday
  • Venue Specifications & Requirements

    Venue size: Safety scene is designed to fit into an indoor space capable of accommodating a set of approximately 3,000 ft

    Venue Size: Minimum dimensions are 12M * 21M, ideally the venue will be of a larger size

    Electricity: 240Volts mains

    Location: Ground floor only

    Access: Ground floor no lifts

    Access Doors: Double doors

    Trailer Storage: In addition, we require parking facilities for the Safety Scene trailer unit for the duration of the event. The trailer unit measures 40 ft and 4 inches long and is transported via a tractor unit (lorry). This helps us to keep transportation costs down for promoters.

    RoSPA The LASER Project

    RoSPA The LASER Project – Good Practice Guidelines an excellent resource for anyone promoting or taking part in Safety Scene activities.

    Safety Scene Installation & Breakdown

    Installation takes approximately 5 hours

    Breakdown takes approximately 3 hours

    Safety Scene Introduction for Promoters

    Safety Scene is a unique experience which is fun and yet has been designed to fit into the school curriculum as an aid for teachers, teaching assistants and children studying key stage 1 Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) aspect of the curriculm*.

    Safety Scene is the UK’s only fully interactive “safety town” for primary school children aged between 5 – 7. Safety Scene makes learning about personal safety a fun and yet very realistic experience.

    In addition, Safety Scene helps to create a link between young children and representatives of the safety agencies by creating a meeting point.

    *PSHE is important in combating social exclusion and disaffection and can equip young people with the skills and attitudes needed to react positively to the pressures of modern life.

    Introduction to Safety Scene for Primary Schools

    Safety Scene is an interactive hands-on experience for children. Aimed at children, teachers, specialist staff, and classroom assistants studying key stage 1 Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

    Safety Scene covers all aspects of safety in the curriculum and has been designed as an interactive experience for children and to assist staff in reaching their attainment targets.

    “Pupils should be able to keep themselves safe in the home, at school, while travelling, at work, in play, in sport and in leisure. Safety education helps them to recognise potential risks.”

    Learning outcomes: During their two-hour session the children will learn:

    • What to do in case of a fire
    • How to call the emergency services
    • What dangerous substances to look out for in the home
    • What dangerous hazards to look out for in the home
    • Awareness of strangers and personal safety
    • Awareness of medicines and how medicines should only by taken with an adult present
    • Road safety
    • And more depending on the local message that the promoter & safety agencies that are present, wishes to get across during the event

    The project’s aim is for the children to take away important messages, which will contribute to their future safety and equip them to deal with potentially dangerous situations and emergencies.