Norwegian Safety Forum

Norwegian Safety Forum (NSF) is a National advocate for for safety promotion and injury prevention, a hub for knowledge, information and contacts – and the National Center for Safe Community work in Norway. It`s a non-profit membership-based organization connecting key stakeholders from public sector, private businesses and non-governmental organizations.

Illustration of the Norwegian Safety forum

With cooperation partners from different parts of society, different sectors and disciplines the Norwegian Safety Forum has unique position when it comes to gathering information, forming policies and recommending best practice. The work is supported by the Ministry of Health and the major insurance companies, represented by Finance Norway 

Local, National and International 

On National level the forum takes part in lobbying and forming national policies. On local level projects are carried out, experiences shared, and best practice formed. On International level the Safety Forum is part of European projects, professional networks and frequently contributes on International conferences. 

Among the members and co-operation partners you`ll find: Directorate of Health, Directorate for Civil Protection, Public Roads Administration, counties, municipalities, universities, research institutes and NGOs.  

 Five lines of action

Most accidents are predictable and preventable. In cooperation with our members and collaborating partners we identify age groups, situations and areas that need special attention. The Safety Forum has five lines of action, and a counselling group of experts has been established for each line:

  • Saving lives of children
  • Promoting safety for elderly
  • Prevention of drowning
  • Work for better data
  • Safe Communities

A trusted partner

The Forum is a recognized partner in safety and a well-established meeting place with more than 30 years’ experience from providing public information and initiating safety awareness campaigns and projects. NSF takes part in International networks and projects such as EuroSafe, European Child Safety Alliance, ESCON European Safe Community Network and the International Safe Community Network

Eva Jakobson Vaagland is the Managing Director of the Norwegian Safety Forum, which is headquartered in Oslo.

Please send us a mail if you want more information in English: post@skafor.org

Want more information?

Read our brochure; Joint action for safety promotion and injury prevention, and a pathway for safer communities. 

Members

The Norwegian Safety Forum has more than 80 members; public institutions, non-governmental organisations, research- and educational institutions, insurance companies and businesses. 

Statues

The Statues were last updated and revised at the AGM, april 2010.