PLEASE NOTE: This publication is targeted primarily at landlords and home owners and is intended as a reference guide for a library or collection.
Hazards around the home contribute to children experiencing injuries. This guidebook outlines ways that the risk of home injury to children can be reduced, for example through good planning and design of new homes, and maintenance programmes for existing ones. A series of chapters outlines what can be done to prevent: falls, burns, cuts and lacerations, poisonings, drownings and driveway runovers. Further chapters give recommendations for interventions by room or area: kitchen, bathroom and toilet, laundry, living room, bedrooms, front and backyard; and by specific risk: doors and windows; furniture, flooring and furnishings; electricity, gas and heating.