Corrosive Voluntary Commitments – POS
Acid attacks have a devastating impact on victims, leaving them with both life-changing injuries and psychological scars. We at Bira want to continue to support action to prevent attacks and to support the Government’s voluntary commitments on the responsible sale of corrosive products.
This important initiative is helping to restrict access to acids and other products containing harmful corrosive substances to under 18s. This is in advance of the legislative measures within the Offensive Weapons Bill coming into force which will stop the sale and delivery of corrosive products to under 18s. On 26 March, the Bill returned to the House of Commons for Commons consideration of Lords amendments. We are waiting for a date to be set for the Bill to return to the House of Lords for Lords consideration of Commons amendments.
Businesses have an important role to play and Bira members are in a great position to help prevent attacks. The Government has now developed a set of promotional materials for retailers to use to support action to restrict access to corrosive products and highlight that they have signed up to the voluntary commitments. The promotional materials include posters for use in store and at till points and also shop window stickers. These are available in A3, A4 and A5 sizes. We would encourage all Bira members to show their support and display them in your shops.
Ordering the materials is easy and won’t cost you anything. All you need to do is simply click on the button below to go to the order form. Then just complete and submit the form and it will go to the team within the Home Office who will send out the promotional materials directly to you.
And if you have not signed up to the commitments already, you can do so here.
Source: Home Office