Each year, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) takes many enquiries from members of the public and employers about staying safe during the winter months. We are committed to the philosophy that life should be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible, and we encourage people - particularly children - to get out and about to enjoy the wintry weather.
We have a range of saftety advice available on our website.
Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident, thankfully, the consequences of many falls on snow or ice are simply minor bumps and bruises.
In previous years, however, thousands of people have been admitted to hospital after suffering more serious injuries after falls during wintry weather. Figures from the Hospital Episode Statistics for England show there were 7,031 admissions to hospital in 2012/13 as a result of people falling over on snow or ice.
Tips on how to avoid slipping in adverse weather:
Remember - as well as slips and trips on pavements and in public places, many people fall over on their own footpaths and driveways. Take care in these places too.Read full article
28 November - 15 December - Check the Bath weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Christmas market.
13-14 December - Will it be a clear sky in your areas to see the Geminid Meteor Shower? Check your local forecast.
14 November-23 December - Heading to the Cardiff Christmas market, check the local weather forecast.
14 November - 22 December - Check the Birmingham weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Frankfurt Christmas market.
6 September - 31 May - Before you head to any of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, check the weather forecast for each venue.
Find out more about weather phenomena including clouds, rain and snow.Learn more
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