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Home Safety Videos

RoSPA's Home Safety Department has produced several highly informative DVDs and videos on a range of home safety topics. Here is a small selection of video clips which can now be viewed online.

Blind Cord Safety

RoSPA's own research shows that there have been at least 33 deaths across the UK since 1999 (14 of which have occurred since the start of 2010) due to strangulation by blind cords. The video hopes to raise awareness of this issue and also provides simple instructions for a family to be able to fit a blind cord cleat.

Blind Cord Safety

Joy and Andy Edwards thought they had taken every precaution to keep their four children, including 17-month-old twins Leah and Luis, safe in their home. They were not aware that the blind in the twins' bedroom posed a risk...

Safe At Home

This film has been produced for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) as part of a national Safe at Home campaign to help families keep their children safe from home accidents. It covers accident prevention messages on falls, burns and scalds, drowning and poisoning and highlights the key pieces of safety equipment that can contribute towards reducing accidents in the home.

Home is Where the Harm Is

A thought provoking insight into home injuries portrayed through Northern Ireland case studies. Accidents covered include: falls; fire; burns; scalds; poisoning; carbon monoxide poisonings; choking and suffocation; garden and DIY. A DVD is also available for purchase from the RoSPA Web Shop.

Facing up to Falls

RoSPA has created the short film, Facing up to Falls, as part of its Safer Homes project. It aims to provide families and older people with practical steps to avoid falls by highlighting key issues that lead to a tumble.

The film contains advice on preventing a fall and involves real-life experiences of older people living in the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Newham.

Click here to watch this video with subtitles.

How to get up after a fall

A short video clip showing how to get up after a fall.

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