Shield Safety Group joins forces with Crucial Crew

Crucial Crew aims to promote model behaviour and good citizenship in children through active participation in a range of scenarios with personal and safety education messages. Last month, some of our colleagues attended the 2-day event to raise awareness for potentially dangerous threats in an exciting and engaging way. Around 2000 Year 5 pupils (aged 9 – 10) gathered at Langtree Park to learn the importance of personal safety and social responsibility.

Our Helpline Technician Stella, Account Executive Jack and Consultancy Services Technical Assistant Jennifer, assisted members of St. Helens Council, Park Ranger teams, Merseyside Police, British Transport Police and Mersey Fire and Rescue Service to help raise awareness for hazardous scenarios and emergency situations.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Green Smart and Sustainable Borough, said: “We always look forward to the Crucial Crew event as it’s a great way for young people to learn about safety in the community and become good citizens.”

The hands-on learning event involved the different teams contributing their area of expertise to ensure children:

• Understand personal safety
• Contribute to crime prevention
• Avoid being a victim of crime
• Know what to do in the event of an emergency
• Foster good social responsibility
• Actively contribute to their own health

Our team taught 48 lessons of the 220 delivered at St. Helens rugby ground regarding safety within the home and covered electrical hazards, fire, slips and trips, sharp objects, dangerous liquids and medications. The sessions involved acting out live scenarios where children worked in groups to identify hazards on large posters.

The objective of our lesson was to teach children what to do if they see a hazard at home – to tell the person they live with or, if it’s safe to do so, tidy it away.

Shield Safety/Crucial Crew member for the day, Jack, thought the day was extremely beneficial for all involved “with professionals actively engaging in short and informative sessions then followed by a quiz was a great way for kids to get hands-on learning out of the classroom environment”.

“Being able to contribute our knowledge in this field was really rewarding and we hope to continue promoting the positive effects of the profession”.

Shield Safety is always on the lookout for ways of helping the community and contributing our expertise. If you know of any event or similar offering, we’d love to get involved, call today on 020 3740 3744.

The information contained in this blog article has been created for marketing purposes and is not official guidance and should not be used as a substitute for official Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety advice. Shield Safety take no responsibility if the information in the blog article is used to form part of a safety management system or used to form part of any legal or regulatory compliance for your business. For official guidance and to engage with Shield Safety services please do call our team on 020 3740 3744 or email

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