Kids urged to join cuddly caped crusader for ‘egg-citing’ Easter safety mission


Bored youngsters looking for something to do this Easter are being urged to join cartoon caped crusader Safety Seymour in his quest to rid the nation’s homes of the threat of deadly carbon monoxide.

The superhero bear normally teaches kids in the classroom about the dangers of the toxic gas. But with schools closed because of the coronavirus, he has taken his mission online – with a host of cartoons and fun activities especially designed for youngsters.

To join Safety Seymour in his quest and become one of his Safety Assistants, families just have to head over to this webpage.
Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide is produced by faulty or badly maintained gas boilers, cookers and fires. It can’t be seen, smelt or tasted but it kills some 40 people a year and leaves many more with life-changing injuries.
Aimed at Years One and Two – but anyone can join in – Safety Seymour is an award-winning educational programme developed by local gas distributor Cadent. Safety Seymour teaches youngsters how to spot the signs and symptoms of a carbon monoxide leak and how to protect themselves and their families.
Philip Burrows, Cadent Customer Vulnerability Social Programmes Delivery Manager, said: “With so many more people now at home for longer, carbon monoxide safety has never been more important. Safety Seymour is a great way to entertain the kids and teach them some valuable safety lessons at the same time.
“In the coming weeks we’ll be adding new features to the website, including story time with Safety Seymour, origami and all sorts of additional fun activities. Children and families can visit as many times as they like.”


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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