SafeWise Bournemouth was the first dedicated safety education centre in the county. It has been operational since 1998 and, since that time, developed to meet changing educational needs.
It has been designed as an indoor ‘village’ of scenarios that includes a full sized two-storey house, a high street, a park, a farmyard, an electricity sub-station, a heath, a beach, a building site and even Police and railway stations.
By making the scenarios as realistic as possible, the interactive safety tours enable visitors to easily apply their learning to their everyday life situations such as dealing with nuisance callers, cyber-crime and safety in the home.
SafeWise Weymouth was officially opened in July 2011 by Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ayton with the RoadWise outdoor driving and pedestrian training facilities opened by HRH The Princess Royal in March 2016.
The centre offers a range of educational programmes for community groups and schools covering FireWise, RoadWise, HealthWise and NightWise. These provide education and awareness to help people stay safe is a variety of everyday situations.
The centres offer extended facilities for use by businesses and other groups, including:
- Fire safety, first aid and personal safety training
- IT suites
- Meeting, lecture rooms and facilities at competitive rates
- Community café and dance studio (Weymouth)
- Village/scenario hire for training, team building and corporate events (Bournemouth)
Visit www.safewise.org for more information.