The HSA bring the Keep Safe Roadshow to Oranmore school children

5th June 2024

More than 100 children from Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Gaelscoil de hÍde, and Maree National School have today (Wednesday, 5th June) attended a Health and Safety Authority 'Keep Safe' event at Oranmore Community Centre, Co Galway.

A range of state agencies and regional organisations with a safety remit came together to deliver an interactive safety programme directed at fifth and sixth class pupils. The ‘Keep Safe' programme aims to promote safety and community awareness through involving the children in a series of fun and interactive scenarios with a strong safety theme.


The aims of the one day 'Keep Safe' event are to help children to:

  • become aware of personal and home safety,
  • learn how to react to dangerous situations,
  • foster good citizenship,
  • learn how to recognise hazards and manage risks, and
  • learn how to stay safe within the context of, for example, road safety, water safety, farm safety and fire safety.

Darren Arkins, Programme Manager with the Health and Safety Authority said,

“The Keep Safe initiative teaches children about a whole range of hazards and situations, from safety around electricity, to farm and water safety. All the activities are designed to be fun, interactive and informative. I would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the event today. The enthusiasm of the pupils, their teachers and the agencies make this a really worthwhile event.”


The agencies and organisations that were represented today include An Garda Síochána, Bus Éireann, Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Croí, ESB Networks, Health and Safety Authority, Galway Mountain Rescue Team, Water Safety Ireland (WSI), RNLI, and Teagasc.