Safety begins at home
Safety on the stairs
Lighting and handrails are important here, plus that good old rule – keep it slow.
Living room and hallway
Our homes are our havens. Here’s few simple things to make your home safe and comfortable:
Best bathroom behaviour
Keeping your bathroom tidy and dry is a great start to make it safe:
Outside: garden, paths and shed
As a nation we love our DIY. On a fine day, see which of these things can be tackled at your house:
Kitchens are often busy places and the heart of the home – just a bit of reorganising can make sure they’re easier to use and safe for all the family:
How safe is your home?
In New Zealand, more injuries happen at home than at work, on the road, or while playing sport. In fact, on average, someone in New Zealand is injured at home every 48 seconds!
But it’s not all doom and gloom. The good news is, with just a few simple changes, you can make your home a safer place for you, your family, and any visitors.
These tips cover the main areas in most homes and are great place to start.
Ref.: Acc booklet – “Safety begins at home”