Absafe is on the lookout for budding young artists to design our new mascot.

The competition is calling for children in Aberdeen city and shire to submit designs for a new character with a safety theme.  The new mascot will represent us at community events, corporate days and will even make an appearance during school visits.

The competition is sponsored by Richard Irvin Energy Solutions, and is open from pupils in primaries one to six.  The winning artist and their classmates will be invited to Absafe to see their design come to life after the summer break.

Absafe has just launched a new interactive game designed to help children make safe decisions, should they be faced with a fire in their home.

We'll use the Android-enabled game in our fire safety sessions. These educational lessons are delivered by the Absafe team and its volunteers, and are aimed to inform children about the dangers of fire and smoke, as well as the consequences of making hoax calls.

Absafe and AFC Community Trust are joining forces in The ABrentice, a fundraising competition where teams compete to come up with the most creative ways to turn £50 into as much money as possible for the charities.

Teams will have five weeks of ‘trading’ from Monday 1st May to turn this initial investment into oodles of cash, with the money raised split between the two local causes.

Like BBC One’s The Apprentice, participating teams will have access to top business advisors to help guide them along the way. Representatives from AFC Community Trust and Aberdeen Football Club will aid the teams with business development, while Absafe will provide media relations, marketing and legal support.

A local safety education charity is calling for north-east businesses to back the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest strategy.

Absafe, based in the Bridge of Don, is supporting HSE’s ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’ campaign which focuses on the further improvement of the UK’s excellent safety record by encouraging a collaborative approach to safety ownership.

The campaign has six strands, which are: acting together; tackling ill health; managing risk well; supporting small employers; keeping pace with change and sharing our success.