Following the Government decision to introduce measures to delay the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Check it Fits in partnership with Toyota has made the decision to suspend the Check it Fits service until further notice.

We understand this will disappoint many people who had arranged to visit the service around the country, but it is the correct measure to take given the public health advice concerning social distancing and given the personal nature of the Check it Fits Service. 

Updates around the re-starting of the Check it Fits Service will be published on rsa.ie and RSA social media.

 

The RSA Check it Fits in partnership with Toyota is a free child car seat checking service that travels all over the country.

The RSA experts will check your child car seats and restraints at Toyota dealerships nationwide as well as many other locations.  

Our experts will fix any incorrectly fitted seats or harnesses, show you how to do it yourself and answer any queries you have.

It only takes a few minutes, no appointment is necessary and it is open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats.     

                                                            

It's very easy to have your child car seats checked.

We will set up in a local carpark and you can simply drive your car into our checking area and we'll do the rest.

You don't need to have your child with you but it's ideal if you can so that we can check their harness or seatbelt position and will be able to measure their height and weight too.

The check itself only take about 10-15 minutes per seat depending on what we find but some checks may take longer if our experts need to do some assembly work or fix more complicated issues.

Some rear-facing seats may also take longer or if there are 3 seats being fitted across the back seat.

We record some information from the checks on electronic tablets to help us understand where we need to focus our education and all of our data is collected in line with GDPR rules.

                       

                                                      

 

We try to visit every county in Ireland at least twice per year and try to visit Dublin once per month.

You can view our calendar of upcoming dates and locations by clicking on the button below.

If you would like us to send you an e-mail when we are coming to your area next, make sure you sign up via our calendar.  All we need to know is your e-mail address and the county you live in and we'll send you an e-mail 2 weeks before we arrive. 

                     

 

                                                    

Most of you will know our expert checkers as Ron and Brian but some describe them as 'Super-Heroes'. Ron and Brian have travelled all over the country with the RSA Check it Fits service and clock up about 150 events per year. They have checked over 45,000 child car seat checks since this service started on a fulltime basis in 2013. They are highly experienced in all aspects of child car seats and will always involve you in the car seat check / fitting.

Ron's messages: We’re back on the road and we’ll be in your locality soon. 2019 was a great year for the service with over 9,000 seats checked! For 2020 we would love to get to 10,000 checks so please keep an eye on the RSA website to see when we’ll be in your area.

Brian's messages: Please tell all your friends and family when we’re coming to your area, all the details are available on the RSA website. We want to check as many seats as we can to keep as many children safe as we can so we need your help.

 

                                                           

Charlie is the newest member of the Check it Fits team to help Ron, Brian and Rosie.He is traveling the country with Ron and Brian trying to keep children safe from harm while travelling in the car.

The team's main aim is to provide you with peace of mind that your child is travelling safely in the car. Please take the time to ask about Charlie when you visit and feel free to take a selfie and share on social media.

Aisling Sloyan, RSA says: We are excited to launch our mascot Charlie and to use him to educate children and parents. I would encourage parents and guardians to use our mascot Charlie to help encourage children to stay safe while travelling in the car. We should never underestimate the importance of educating our children on why child car seats and seatbelts are important.

                                           

     

By partnering together, Toyota and the RSA want to grow the Check it Fits service to ensure that as many parents and children as possible can get the benefit of it.

Our primary aim is to prevent deaths and serious injuries amongst children on our roads and sometimes the simplest step can make the biggest difference.

The ambition of the RSA Check it Fits in partnership with Toyota is to check at least 10,000 child car seats every year to make sure that children are using the right car seat for their height and weight, and make of car.

With a target of 10,000 checks in 2020, we need your help to reach it by the end of the year and keep children safe. 

 

                                     Click on the button below to find out where Check it Fits will be visiting and when.

                                                            

                       

                          You can find lots of information on child car seats on this website by pressing the button below.

                                                         

                                            

                                              You can also view lots of videos on our YouTube channel - RSA Ireland.

                                                       

                                                         

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