Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Book your free Home Safety check now

1 Mins read

Could you benefit from a free home safety check?

Following on from the recent awareness campaign around blind cord safety, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Home Safety Team is urging people to safeguard themselves at home.

Free checks are available if you are over 65 or have children under the age of 5. Home Safety Officers can provide tips on all aspects of home safety. Any potential risk can be identified, safety equipment can be arranged and any questions answered.

The Fire Service for Northern Ireland can be contacted with any issues regarding smoke alarms and carbon monoxide checks are also available. The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Maura Hickey, said: “I would urge all of our eligible residents to make full use of these free home safety visits. Our Home Safety Officers are experts in identifying and eradicating any potential dangers, and they are there to help you make your home as safe as it can be.”

And statistics prove that our homes are not as safe as we might think. In Northern Ireland, 1500 people died as a result of accidents in the home between 2001 – 2013, representing a quarter of all deaths.    Falls are one of the major causation factors, accounting for just under half of the fatalities (480). On average 17,000 people are admitted to our hospitals following a home accident and countless more attend A&E Departments and GP practices.

Other hazards in the home include poisoning, fire and smoke inhalation, strangulation (by blind cords) drowning and choking. If you are interested in additional information or would like to book a home safety check, please contact us Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Health and Built Environment team, based at Riada House in Ballymoney by telephoning 028 2766 0200.

Digital Editorial Team
12641 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Charity car competition completes for Air Ambulance NI, and Golf R has a new owner

1 Mins read
The Osborne family from Ballymoney led the charge in a car competition in aid of the charity that is closest to their…
Local News

Mayor makes centenary presentation to Ballymoney branch of Soroptimist International

1 Mins read
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has presented the Ballymoney and District Club of Soroptimist International with a special…
Local News

Coleraine pocket park to be returned to owner and original condition

1 Mins read
A pocket park on Bridge Street, Coleraine is to be returned to the property owner as per licence agreement. The Gap Site…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *