A safe home

Over half of all falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. Falls prevention in and around the home is often described as ‘common sense’, however, it isn’t always easy to recognise the things that can cause trips, slips and falls. There are lots of simple and practical things you can do to make your home a safer environment to move around in. This section will help you identify the various hazards around your home and the steps you can take to remove or limit them and your risk of falling.