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Safety Week 0-100 years in Ski municipality

Keyword: safe traffic, safe children, safe elderly, fire prevention, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), young /adults refugees and immigrants

Safety week is a great part of the long-term and interdisciplinary prevention that takes place in Ski municipality. Since 1991 it has been a large event that takes place every year during week 37 / 38, during 6 days. But Safety week is extended and also applies to other events throughout the year. Most of the events and activities associated with Safety week are free of charge. The safety week


Target groups for Safety Week

Parents of young children (under 15 months)

  • Middle school 8th grade students
  • Adult refugees and immigrants with minority backgrounds attending school
  • Primary school 16-20 year old immigrants and refugees
  • Seniors 65 +

Topics in teaching during Safety Week:

  • Traffic and road safety
  • Fire prevention
  • First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Injuries or damage caused by substance abuse
  • Domestic violence with focus on the laws in Norway (especially for minorities)


About 750 pupils received both theoretical and practical tuition during Safety week in 2017 (included about 280 refugees and immigrants with minority backgrounds).


Safety Day - Parents with the youngest children

Parents with children under 15 months old are invited to a first aid course with theory and practical exercises. Approximately 150 parents attend every year.

Fire department, doctors, hygienists, physiotherapists and nurses inform, teach and are available at their information stand. Other professionals and organizations related to safety and prevention may be invited from year to year.


Safety for seniors 65+

During Safety week and throughout the year there are several events for seniors. There are different topics every year such as fire prevention, fall prevention, first aid, physical activity and health, diet and violence in the family. We collaborate with senior organizations and municipal employees. Over 350 people attended the various events related to seniors in 2016.
• Safety Day for seniors is held each autumn. This is theoretical education in first aid and fire prevention.

  • Safety exhibition for elderly, with topics according to everyday coping skills and safety. Various exhibitors, parallel lectures and entertainment in the town library.
  • Refresher course for drivers over 65 years old is held twice a year based on the arrangement of Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The course includes theory and practical driving lessons.
  • A check of walkers and other aids is held annually in the spring.


Expected or already reached effects

It reaches wide since all students in 8th grade systematically participate.


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Fire prevention


Keyword: Safe homes, Fire prevention, vulnerable group

Both senior’s refugees and young people receive training in fire protection and extinguishing fires through the teaching on the Safety Week. In the kindergartens, fire protection works systematically one week a year. Here children learn fire protection and they have exercises and bring home tasks about the fire protection.

The prerequisite for success with fire protection for groups at risk is the cooperation with the fire service. The duty of confidentiality is abolished for employees of the health and care service can collaborate on fire protection for groups at risk with the fire service. The fire service goes to home visits and assists residents with advice and measures to secure residents against fire.

Employees in the health and care service distribute a checklist on fire protection to various groups at risk. When the checklist is completed, the resident signs that the staff and the fire service can cooperate.


The fireman leads out fire blankets and installs smoke alarms. He can also help remove firefighters and can make deals with relatives.


The target groups are:

  • People living in care homes
  • SeniorGroup, alloverage 65 who receivemunicipal services
  • People with substance use
  • Psychiatry
  • Immigrants – they receive training in fire protection and extinguishing fire on the safety week.

Effects of the work:

This cooperation has been going on for 5 years. Good collaboration has been established between health and the care service and the fire service. The fire service may come home on home visits to risk-focused groups. Several assistance measures have been initiated on the basis of the fire department's assessments. Residents and relatives have also given good back medals on the work.


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Fall prevention



Keywords: safe elderly, home visits, balance training


There are several measures together to form a chain of preventive measures. The measures are adapted to the different groups. Some measures are implemented for a whole group.


The list is not completed.


Annual control in nursing homes is performed for long-term patients once a year, including medication reviews.

Companies register events and evaluate / carry out measures on an ongoing basis. Fall journal in Gerica has been completed.



Fall prevention group: In the autumn of 2014, the rehabilitation department started a strength and balance group as preventative measures. The group training is conducted under the guidance of two physiotherapists. The offer lasts for twelve weeks, with strength and balance training twice a week. During the period, useful information on fall prevention will be provided, and which training / activity offers the participants can use after this offer. To this group, anyone can join. Participants who receive offers complete the same test before and after the end of the training period to evaluate the effect.


Orthopedic school in Ski municipality / Active A: In the autumn of 2014, the first group with osteoarthritis school started for people with osteoarthritis referred by the GP, the physiotherapist or the persons themselves. The school consists of a theoretical part and a training part and extends over a total of 12 weeks. Before start-up and 3 months after the end of the offer, the participants will be surveyed by the physiotherapist to evaluate the effect. In 2017, the concept was changed from Artoseskole to Aktiv A


Primary Preventive Team for the Elderly:

Offers home visits to first-time seekers of a security alarm or walker. They perform several tests and possibly housing assessment and provide information about offers in the municipality.


Fresh Life Central: annually publishes an overview of activities in Ski Municipality under the auspices of the municipality, teams, associations and private actors. Fresh Life Central: also arranges, among other things, Aktiv på dagtid 60 + which is an activity offer for residents 60 years + in Ski.



Effects of the work:

All offers are well used. Ski municipality has a varying number of hip-related fractures over the years. But winter 2018 had very many days of difficult lead with snow and ice.

We believe that those who participate in the activities have a good effect. Exercise for the elderly is fresh and it needs to keep alive.



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Collaboration in urban planning



Keyword: Inter-sectorial collaboration, urban planning



There is a broad interdisciplinary collaboration between professionals when planning plans are to be prepared or assessed. Professionals with technical and planning expertise, architects, public health, universal design, the environment and climate and pedagogical competence meet with developers.


Participation by citizens is important. Children's interests should be safeguarded, traffic safety and accessibility for all. Climate and environmental considerations are important.

Pedestrians and cyclists must be given priority in front of motorists, but all trafficking groups must be able to safely travel in traffic. Road safety for the schoolchildren is very important


A system for child droppings is used to know which areas are important for children.


All builders must create an environmental follow-up program.

They must also describe the consequences of the development for the population health.




Effects of the work:


When people with different professional skills cooperate, many problem areas are seen in context and better solutions are presented in the planning. The work is becoming more open and the needs of the citizens are improved in custody before the plans are processed by the politicians.



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Municipality: Ski Municipality

Country: Norway
Number of inhabitant: 30250
When did the work with Safe community started: 1997
Member in the International Network of
Safe community: Designated in 2002. Re-designated
in 2010 and 2016
Support center: International Safe Community Certifying Centre
Name of Certifier: Guldbrand Skjönberg
Name of Co- certifier: LU Pai
Info adresse:
For more information:
Hege Narvåg
Ski kommune
Idrettsveien 8
telefon + 47 64 87 87 00
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