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Gas Safety Trust funds new online resource

Funding provided by the fuel safety charity The Gas Safety Trust has been used to launch an online resource profiler to help support the practical safety and risk education work of the LASER Alliance, its members and those involved in producing resources.

Gas Safety Trust trustee Mary Benwell said: “The Gas Safety Trust is delighted to see the launch of the new online resource profiler.

“It’s the first of many new and exciting developments involving the LASER Alliance.

“This is another great step forward in helping to improve awareness of Carbon Monoxide safety among these vulnerable groups.”

The LASER Alliance, which is hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and sponsored by the Gas Safety Trust, brings together a range of UK-based organisations and individuals that believe in children and young people “learning about safety by experiencing risk” (LASER).

The interactive profiler is designed to be of maximum benefit to those working on the development stages of child safety education resources.

It helps to identify the resources’ strengths and shares effective practice to pro mote risk competence.

The profiler can also be used to ascertain resources that may need to be developed in the future, as well as assessing which resources may complement those already in place or which are about to be purchased.

LASER Alliance co-ordinator and RoSPA youth liaison worker Cassius Francis said: “The new profiler helps with the process of developing resources and answers questions about whether the resources are going to deliver quality safety education.

“The creation of this online tool makes the process of identifying strengths and weaknesses in resources much more accessible to Alliance members and the wider public.”

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