Category: Safety in the Home

Christmas Tree Fire

This NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) video demonstrates how quickly a cut and unwatered Xmas trees can catch fire.

All Pine trees are equally as flammable when they have dried out. If you do buy a cut tree stand it in water for the duration and then dispose of it or put it into a chipper and recycle it onto the garden, do not leave them lying around.

Or buy or rent a live Xmas tree.

Safety Around the Home

A well design interactive hunt for dangerous or silly things to leave lying around the home, with two levels of difficulty American so they use some terminology that is not relevant to the UK.

Activities include:

  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Click here to play the Home Hazard Hunt

    A Parents Guide to Trips and Falls in the Home & Playing Safely Outside

    Guarding children against trips and falls

    Every year over 390,000 children under the age of 15 are taken to hospital with injuries resulting from a fall at home or in the garden. Although most falls are not serious, some can lead to injuries with long term consequences. Putting the following safety checks in place can help your child avoid a serious injury.

    Home and outside safety information includes:

  • In the home – general safety tips
  • Stairs and banisters
  • Windows
  • Balconies
  • Outside
  • Babies
  • In an emergency
  • First aid courses
  • For further information

    A Guide to Keeping Children Safe From Poisonous Substances

    A guide for parents and a useful resource for teachers planning lessons for children and young people about the dangers of and how to stay safe from poisonous substances in and around the home and garden.

    Every year around 26,000 children under five are taken to hospital with suspected poisoning. Find out how putting a few simple measures in place can stop this happening to your child.


  • Storing medicines
  • Medicines – general tips
  • Storing household chemicals and products
  • Household chemicals and products – general tips
  • Storing chemicals outdoors
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • First aid

  • For further information