Home Hazards

Did you know that 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 will fall at least once during the next 12 months? 60% of falls in this age group happen in and around the home.

A safe home and surroundings can help you maintain an independent lifestyle and can reduce the risk of falling.


Home Hazards Fact Sheet (400kb)


Home Safety Checklist (pdf 1.7MB)


Click here to download 'What to do if you Fall at Home'


Watch a YouTube clip on Home Hazards

Falls are preventable. Act now. There are many things you can do to make your home safer, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune.

Other helpful information and resources:

Bathroom and Toilet Checklist (pdf 39kb)

Kitchen Checklist (pdf 42kb)

Living and Bedroom Checklist (pdf 37kb)

Outside Your House Checklist (pdf 38kb)

Ladder Safety Guide (pdf 640kb)


Fire and Rescue NSW

Don't fall replacing your smoke alarm battery. Are you eligible to have your smoke alarm battery replaced FREE by Fire and Rescue NSW? Call the Community Engagement Unit on 9742 7179 for your nearest station. For other information, go to the Seniors Winter Fire Safety website.



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