Implementing Home Safety Checks - Choosing and Using Equipment

City and Guilds Approved Training Centre.

Research has shown that safety advice given directly to families and older people in their own homes can reduce accidental injury. A growing number of organisations now understand that identifying hazards and the risks to families and individuals within their own home can be more effective than the delivery of generic safety information alone. Additionally many schemes and organisations provide 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. 

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 who are implementing Home Safety Check with a view to providing 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 identifying hazards and the risks to families and individuals within their own home and the provision of 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

  • Identifying Hazards
  • Implementing Home Safety Checks
  • 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
  • Home safety Schemes
  • Practical Assessments – case studies

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

This course focuses on identifying hazards and the risks to families and individuals within their own home and the provision of 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.

Aims & Objectives

To develop delegates’ skills in promoting safer home environments, by developing skills and knowledge in:

  • Identifying the type of home safety equipment that is most effective in reducing home accidents for those groups most at risk, namely the under 5’s and/or over 65s
  • Identifying at least 2 types of home safety equipment that are effective in reducing the risk of falls for both the under 5s and/or over 65s
  • Identify at least 1 type of home safety equipment that is effective in reducing the risk of injury from fire for both the under 5s and/or over 65s
  • Identify at least 1 type of home safety equipment that is effective in reducing the risk of scalds for both the under 5s and/or over 65s
  • Identify at least 1 type of home safety equipment that is effective in reducing the risk of burns for both the under 5s and/or over 65s
  • Identify at least 2 types of home safety equipment that are effective in reducing the risk of accidental poisoning for those under the age of 5 years and/or over 65s

Who is the Course Intended for?

All who are implementing Home Safety Check with a view to providing 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 or Older People 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 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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