Choosing and Using Home Safety Equipment

City and Guilds Approved Training Centre.

There are many schemes and organisations providing home safety equipment to families and older people. For these schemes to be effective in reducing accidental injury, it is essential that the correct type of equipment is provided. Changing the environment is most effective when we also change behaviour. For example, a poison cabinet only reduces accidents if we use it.

This one day course is accredited to City & Guilds and there is an optional assessment, at no extra cost, for those delegates seeking accreditation from a nationally recognised awarding body.

Book this course together with a place on the Child Safety in the Home course and save money!*

*Price when booked separately: £99+VAT for non-members and £84+VAT for RoSPA members. When booked together you pay £175+VAT for non-members and £160.00+VAT for members for both courses.


Who should attend:

All new and established providers of home safety equipment. Ideally, delegates will previously have attended our one-day course on Child Safety or Older People Safety in the Home. As with our other courses, we welcome delegates from the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.

What will they learn:

This course focuses on the effective types and placement of home safety equipment as well as the necessary behavioural changes needed to reduce accidental injury. From stair gates to touch lamps, delegates will gain a greater understanding of which equipment is most effective in the reduction of accidental injury.

Course content includes:

  • Types of safety equipment effective in reducing accidental injury
  • The importance of correct placement
  • How certain equipment can increase the risk of injury
  • Behavioural changes

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

Aims & Objectives

This course focuses on the effective types and placement of home safety equipment as well as the necessary behavioural changes needed to reduce accidental injury. From stair gates to touch lamps, delegates will gain a greater understanding of which equipment is most effective in the reduction of accidental injury.

Who is the Course Intended for?
All new and established providers of home safety equipment. Ideally, delegates will previously have attended our one-day course on Child Safety in the Home or Older People Safety in the Home. As with our other courses, we welcome delegates from the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.

The course is intended for:

  • Accident Prevention Officers
  • Community Care Providers
  • Carers
  • Child minders
  • Voluntary Care Providers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Fire Prevention Officers
  • Health Promotion Officers
  • Community Workers/Services
  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • SureStart Officers
  • Nursery Staff

Prior knowledge
Practitioners with a Home Accident prevention remit or delegates who have previously attended RoSPA's "Child Safety in the Home" course.

Course Content

  • Types of safety equipment effective in reducing accidental injury
  • The importance of correct placement
  • How certain equipment can increase the risk of injury
  • Behavioural changes

Qualification and Certification
All delegates will receive a RoSPA certificate of training on completion of the two-day course. This course qualifies for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points, if applicable.

Location Duration Price Member's Price Dates
Birmingham 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
Edinburgh 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
In-company 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates

Note: All fees quoted are exclusive of VAT which must be paid in addition to the quoted fee.

All prices are subject to VAT.

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Home Safety Training Enquiries
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