safety collocations

safety collocations


guarantee safety

Army officers told the journalists it was such a dangerous area they could not guarantee their safety.

reach safety

The refugees walked for nearly a week until they reached safety.

compromise safety

Railway companies have dismissed fears that staff cuts will compromise safety. They say they are not putting profit before people’s lives.

improve safety

These new measures are designed to improve safety in our schools.


In the crowded streets of the city centre it is difficult to find a place where can play in safety.

The boat sank about a hundred metres from the shore, but we all managed to swim to safety.

The police are concerned for the safety of a three-year-old boy who has been missing for two days.

In the safari park you can watch the lions from the safety of your car.

Smoking and the use of mobile phones are not permitted on board this plane for your own safety.


safety precautions

Farmers need to take safety precautions and wear protective clothing when spraying pesticides onto their crops.

safety reasons

The area in the park near where the children play has been fenced off for safety reasons.

safety regulations

This hall does not conform to safety regulations. That’s why we can’t let the public use it.

safety record

Very stringent safety checks are carried out on all our planes. That’s why airline has such an excellent safety record.

safety features

Our engineers have incorporated all the latest safety features into the design of this car.

safety procedures

As the plane prepared for take-off, the cabin crew demonstrated the safety procedures.

concern about safety

There is growing concern about the safety of mobile phones.

reputation for safety

German cars have a reputation for safety and reliability.

interests of safety

In the interests of safety, smoking is forbidden in the cinema.

doubts about safety

This latest accident has raised doubts about the safety of the aircraft.

place of safety

The firemen led the women out of the burning building to a place of safety.

thought of safety

With no thought of her own safety, she dived into the river to save the drowning child.



  • Note this expression:

There’s safety in numbers, so it’s better to walk home with a friend late at night.

  • Note these adjective collocations:

The thick glass walls allow you to watch these wild animals in perfect / complete safety.

The car is fitted with side bars for extra safety.

  • Note this expression:

The fireman carried the child to safety.

  • Note the following noun collocations:

All employees are issued with health and safety guidelines.

The reduction in the speed limit is part of a new road safety campaign.

  • By law, companies have to have a ‘Health and Safety’ expert, who is responsible for all matters relating to the safety of employees.

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