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Summer Safe 2016

Summer Safe West Lothian 2017

West Lothian Community Safety Partners launched the effective "Summer Safe West Lothian 2017" - a campaign aimed at keeping young people and children safe and to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun summer.

The 'Summer Safe 2017' campaign will aim to ensure that West Lothian children and young people stay safe while having fun during the holiday period.

Stay safe

With friends:

  • Children love to go and play with their friends, make sure a family member knows where the children are going and when they will be back.

In the sun: 

  • Everyone needs some sun to help keep their bodies healthy, but overexposure to UV can lead to sunburn, premature ageing and skin cancer, protect your eyes and skin by spending time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest (11am to 3pm in the UK), use sunglasses, a hat and apply sunscreen to exposed skin.

In your garden:

  • Avoid injury to children from sharp garden tools by keeping them in good repair and safely tidied away after use.

Around your barbecue (BBQ):

  • Keep children, garden games and pets well away from the cooking area and keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies.
  • For more information about avoiding food poisoning all year visit the Keeping food safe at home page.

Around your car:

  • Drivers should watch out for children playing. Be aware that you may have blind spots, where small children can be hidden from view. Young children and pets should never be left alone inside a vehicle, even when the engine is turned off.

Eating Out:

  • If you are eating out in West Lothian check whether your chosen food establishment has received a PASS for food safety. If you don't see a PASS certificate displayed by the business - ask them why?  For more information visit our pages on the Food Hygiene Information Scheme (FHIS).