Home Safety

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Every year in the UK more than 5,000 people die in accidents in the home and 2.7 million turn up at accident and emergency departments seeking treatment. But, because the accidents happen behind closed doors in isolated incidents they rarely attract public and media attention. RoSPA is one of the few national voices speaking out on this issue. We also campaign for change and provide a large range of resources to inform, educate and help to prevent accidents in the home and garden.

RoSPA's home safety department has produced several highly informative DVDs and videos on a range of home safety topics.

Other resources...

We also produce a wide-range of resources on all aspects of accident prevention in and around the home.

If you cannot find what you are looking for within our home safety resources please contact us by telephone on: +44 (0)121 248 2000 or by email: help@rospa.com

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RoSPA has a proud history of campaigning issues that have had a significant influence on the lives of individuals, many of these within the area of home safety. Find out more about our current campaigns...

Just one of our many campaigning issues...

RoSPA’s Hot Bath Water Safety Campaign
Hot bath water severely scalds 600 people in the UK each year. Three quarters of these seriously injured victims are Support Uschildren under the age of five, many of them bearing the scars of their accident for the rest of their lives. An amendment to the Building Regulations to be introduced in April 2010 means that all new-build homes across England and Wales will have devices fitted to baths to limit the temperature of the water to 48°C.

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RoSPA Home Safety Around the UK

RoSPA is one of the few national voices speaking out on the issue of accidents in the home. We also campaign for change and provide a large range of resources to inform, educate and help to prevent accidents in the home and garden. We have an influence across the United Kingdom.

If you would like further information on any Home Safety issue then please contact Sheila Merrill (RoSPA Public Health Adviser - England) on 0121 248 2506 or email smerrill@rospa.com

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29/10/2014 : Press release: Get that rocket out of your pocket and prevent injuries on Bonfire Night

Get that rocket out of your pocket and avoid spoiling the party with an accident on Bonfire Night by following the fireworks code, warns the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

28/10/2014 : Press release: Keep gore for costumes and avoid firework injuries this Halloween

Halloween is a time for fright and horror but RoSPA is warning families in Northern Ireland to keep the gore for their costumes and avoid firework injuries.

27/10/2014 : Press release: Be among the first to hear insights from new A&E data at RoSPA’s annual congress

Insights from new A&E data will be heard for the first time during an annual conference being held by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to help improve home safety.

27/10/2014 : Press release: How scary are your Halloween costumes? Intertek & RoSPA reveal the tricks to keep Halloween a treat instead of a tragedy

Halloween is an increasingly popular date in the calendar when children (and adults) enjoy dressing up in ghoulish costumes and visiting friends and family, hopefully sharing treats rather than tricks. Fake blood and bandages are everywhere!

01/10/2014 : Press release: RoSPA raises awareness of children’s right to safety in the home

It is up to parents to teach children how to stay safe, according to children in Scotland who took part in a home safety survey conducted by RoSPA.

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