Most of us spend a lot of time at home and we all want to feel safe there. You can keep yourself from harm by being aware of danger areas and unsafe habits.
This guide can help you identify some of the common hazards in your home and advise you on preventive measures and where to go for help. It covers:
- Avoiding falls
- Fire safety
- Electrical safety
- Gas, oil and solid fuel safety
- Staying safe in the kitchen
- Food safety
- Water safety - avoiding floods and scalds
- Managing your medication
The advice in this guide applies to England only. A lot of it will still be relevant to you but we have a few suggestions if you are looking for advice that is specific to other parts of the UK.