The BBA Prevention Committee is made up of Association members and representatives of charities, government departments and commercial groups that have an interest and involvement in burn injury prevention. The links between the Committee and groups involved in prevention grow steadily, improving the communication and access to information necessary to the process of prevention. International links develop apace.
The Prevention Committee meets twice each year, at the Annual Scientific Meeting and again six months later. The agenda for the meetings being dictated by events and long term interest in the prevention of the major causes of injury: scalds, clothing fires and self harm.
Whilst the BBA actively encourages burn prevention, it does not endorse products or services
The BBA National Burn Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday 18 October 2017.
Further details will follow…
The BBA National Burns Awareness Day was held on 19 October 2016. Mr Ken Dunn, Chair of the BBA Prevention Sub-Committee reported a hugely successful 3rd National Burn Awareness Day.
This year the British Burn Association’s Twitter account (@BritishBurn ) was updated with custom infographics and used to increase our social media presence to reach more people, offering advice on burn prevention and First Aid.
There was increased media coverage with radio and TV interviews, You Tube videos and local radio and newspapers reporting on burn awareness. Charities displayed information links on their websites and used social media to raise awareness.
Burn services displayed information in their local hospitals offering advice on burn prevention and First Aid. Other activities included cake sales, quizzes, fridge magnets and retail park hopping. The National Burn Awareness Card highlighting the “Three C’s” Burn First Aid Message was distributed.
The Fire Service supported the awareness day offering advice about home and firework safety, smoke alarm checks as well as advice on fancy dress costumes.
The Prevention Sub-Committee would like to applaud the efforts of all those involved in making the 2016 Burn Awareness Day a huge success, and look forward to next year’s campaign.
A full report on the activities held on the day is available here: 2016 National Prevention Report for BBA.pdf
Click here to find out more about what is being planned for this year’s National Burn Awareness Day.
Mr Ken Dunn, the BBA Prevention Sub-Committee Chair is delighted to report the success of the Burn Awareness Day.
Hospitals, schools and play groups participated in the day and activities included surveys, cake sales, and park to park “hopping”. There was good coverage by social media and radio and TV played a prominent role with the burn services. A National Burn Awareness Card was released which highlighted the “Three C’s” Burn First Aid Message.
The Fire & Rescue Service supported the burn services and offered advice on fancy dress costumes, firework safety and house safety checks. Charities displayed information links on their websites and used social media to raise awareness.
The Prevention Sub-Committee would like to applaud the efforts of all those involved in making the 2015 Burn Awareness Day a huge success.
A full report on the activities held on the day is available here: Prevention Report: Burn Awareness Day 2015.pdf
Please click below for a letter from the BBA Prevention Sub-Committee Chair, Mr Ken Dunn with details on the Burn Awareness Day 2015:
Documents and information for use on the Burn Awareness Day are available below. These should be used in conjunction with the information in Mr Ken Dunn’s letter above:
2015 Burns scalds parents leaflet FINAL JW DK.pdf
2015 Burns and scalds professionals info sheet FINAL JW and DK.pdf
151021 BBA Prevention Day - poster.pdf
151021 BBA Prevention Day - screensaver.pptx
BBA First Aid Position Statement final 25.8.15.pdf
iBID Prevention Charity Report (P) Adult.pdf
iBID Prevention Charity Report (P) Child.pdf
iBID Prevention Charity Report (P) Elderly.pdf
The British Burn Association promotes an annual Burns Awareness Day
A report on the events and activities on the first Burns Awareness Day held on 22 October 2014 is available by clicking on the pdf document below:
Please find below a letter from Ken Dunn, Chair of the Prevention Sub-Group together with a Burns Awareness Poster and the BBA’s First Aid Position Statement. Please disseminate the information amongst your colleagues and display the Burns Awareness Day Poster and the First Aid Position Statement on your hospital notice boards.
The first national British Burn Association (BBA) Prevention Meeting took place on Friday 20th May at Birmingham Council House hosted by the Lord Mayor and organised by Dr Amber Young, BBA Prevention Lead.