HEALTH AND SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY, SAYS LOCAL MP

HEALTH AND SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY, SAYS LOCAL MP

HEALTH AND SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY, SAYS LOCAL MP

12 December 2005

Tragedies such as home fires and road accidents can be avoided by heeding the warnings and following advice from experts, according to Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George.

"Christmas and New Year is a fantastic time of year for family and friends but so often we learn of tragedies which could have possibly been avoided," Mr George said.

"I urge everyone to listen to the advice people give us at this busy time of year and not become complacent . slow down, don't drink and drive, show caution at the beach.

"Some common sense and knowing what to do in a situation could make all the difference."

Mr George said the health and safety of individuals and their families was important.
He has produced a community initiative booklet which highlights some of the steps people can take to ensuring a trouble-free break over the festive season and through summer.

The "Healthy Summer Living" booklet is filled with tips and advice on fire and water safety, first aid, road safety and helping children and adults to get fit, stay fit, and avoid the pitfalls along the way.

"It is a guide and starting point which might get people thinking about health and safety," Mr George said.

"The advice listed in the booklet comes from experts in their field. The messages are clear and simple . swim between the flags, stop, revive, survive . if we follow the good advice being put before us then we can look forward to the good times."

The booklet also includes local issues such as the 50th anniversary of the State Emergency Service, the annual Thomas George Charity Walk which raised more than $31,000, an update on the Norply factory fire at Kyogle and a grant for local Girl Guides units.

The booklet is being distributed to homes across the Lismore Electorate.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577