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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15/01/2015 : Press release: RoSPA supports “Register My Appliance” for a safer home

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is supporting a new website, being launched today, which will alert people of any appliance recalls or repairs.

13/01/2015 : Press release: Extensive refresher training programme being launched in Northern Ireland

Protecting children and older people in the home will be the focus of comprehensive refresher courses being offered by RoSPA this year.

17/12/2014 : Press release: RoSPA teams up with Belfast hospital to raise awareness of liquid laundry capsules

A mother whose son was injured after biting into a liquid laundry capsule is backing a call by RoSPA and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) to highlight the risks of the capsules.

16/12/2014 : Press release: All they want for a merry and safe Christmas: 10 Christmas shopping list reminders

As the Christmas gift-buying season reaches its peak, quality and safety organisations Intertek and RoSPA have set out a shopping list of 10 things to remember amidst the rush.

12/12/2014 : Press release: Preventing heartache this Christmas - it’s the little things that matter

A little effort, a little forward planning and, above all, a little knowledge - just some of the little things that can make a big difference to people’s happiness this Christmas.

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