Home Accident Prevention
In Northern Ireland in a typical week, two people die as a result of home accidents. In addition to these deaths, there are approximately 17,000 admissions to hospital each year as a result of unintentional injuries in general.
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s Promoting Wellbeing Division aim to provide information and resources to their staff and general public on home accidents and how to prevent them. The work is guided by the Home Accident Prevention Strategy (2015) and the aim is to minimise injuries and deaths caused by home accidents.
Home accidents can easily be prevented by being aware of the dangers and hazards that are present in the home environment and putting in place interventions to minimise the risks.
This strategy is concerned with the whole population of Northern Ireland but has a particular focus on: babies and children under five and over 65’s.
- Risks associated with the use of alcohol based hand sanitisers
- Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Are you supporting vulnerable people in the home through your work or volunteering role? The gas safety charity have prepared the following carbon monoxide awareness presentation for those in touch with patients or clients in their own home. CLICK HERE.
E-learning is also available . All you need to do to access the course is email the address below. You will be asked to register and the course is then available to use for free.
- Staying Safe When Staying at Home – COVID-19
- Avoid Injury During COVID-19 flyer
- ‘Lockdown summer safety for children’
- ‘Staying Safe When You’re Staying At Home: Fire, Burns and Scalds Safety’
- Over 65’s Safe at Home
We provide training for staff and community workers. Or download our Home Accident Prevention calendar for information on upcoming safety campaigns which you can profile with your community.