Children are naturally exploitative, especially in new places with new things. It can be exciting being somewhere different! This makes it especially hard for parents as they need to be constantly vigilant of their child’s whereabouts and actions when in public places (shopping mall, park, festival) in order to keep them safe.
Read through the document with your child’s primary care givers (parents, grand parents, maid, baby sitter, etc) and discuss the hazards listed. Then discuss these hazards with your child in a serious but non-threatening manner. Reviewing possible hazards with care givers will ensure that you are all on the same page in reducing your child’s likelihood of getting injured or hurt.
The following hazards are listed in our Child Safety in Public Places Guideline:
- Stranger Safety Skills
- Car Parks
See below for the guideline.
Maree has over five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety and in the development of safety standards, training workshops and improvement initiatives. She is passionate about health, safety and education. Maree, a mother of two children, has a Advanced Diploma in OHS and will be graduating soon with a B.Sc. (HSE) from Australia.