The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a registered charity that is at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world. We promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
The origins of RoSPA go back almost 100 years to WW1. The war accelerated the shift to mechanised road transport and the consequent increase in related accidents required action. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s the Society addressed itself primarily to issues of road safety, driver education and pedestrian awareness.
The advent of WW2 made industrial safety a matter of national survival. The Society’s activities were given a boost by the endorsement, for the duration, of the Ministry of Labour. Thereafter, industrial safety became one of the Society’s major objectives. Poster propaganda has been at the forefront of RoSPA’s efforts in promoting safety at work and on the road.
RoSPA has always favoured a “light-touch” approach to safety education, judging that too much emphasis on the gruesome consequences of actions might prove counterproductive. A light humorous tone has always been part of the campaign – to help the medicine go down!
The RoSPA Collection contains many iconic images carefully selected from a recently re-discovered archive of safety posters and artwork, including a wide selection from renowned artists such as Tom Eckersley, Leonard Cusden and the cartoonist George Smith, better known as Gus.
For more information on the work of RoSPA please visit www.rospa.com
For all enquiries regarding your RoSPA Collection order, please contact us either using the email address or telephone numbers below:
Please quote www.rospaprints.com in your correspondence.
From UK: FreePhone 0800-085 3440
Outside UK: +44 20-7251 8164
Our opening hours are:
10:00 - 18:00 GMT Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays