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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28/03/2014 : Press release: Take the Family Safety Week pledge to help older people stay on their feet, urges RoSPA

RoSPA is using the final day of its first-ever Family Safety Week to inspire the nation to take practical action to keep older friends and relatives from falling.

20/02/2014 : Press release: Tougher blind cord standard will save children’s lives, says RoSPA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed a major development in its campaign to stop window blinds posing a risk to young children.

12/02/2014 : Press release: Don’t let Valentine’s Day flames of romance go up in smoke, urges RoSPA

RoSPA is reminding couples celebrating Valentine’s Day to snuff out candles at the end of their romantic evening in a bid to prevent fires in the home.

04/02/2014 : Press release: Free home safety equipment scheme expanded to cover further areas of Scotland

Extra families in Scotland have become eligible to receive potentially life-saving equipment such as blind cord cleats and safety gates as part of a national scheme which has been rolled out to new areas.

31/01/2014 : Press release: It’s Gold! RoSPA staff celebrate highest Investors in People standard

Staff at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents are celebrating after the safety charity achieved a Gold Investors in People standard - an accolade that puts it in the top five per cent of organisations taking part in the rigorous IIP programme.

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