Accident Prevention

Christmas Accident Prevention

170 people attended A&E with home injuries during Christmas Week 2008. Accidents do happen at Christmas so don’t take any chances.

When at home this Christmas:

  • Arrange furniture to have clear paths
  • Keep the floor clutter free
  • Lift or move mats
  • Don’t run cables across rooms
  • Tidy toys and games away

If you get up at night, turn on the light – when darkness falls so could you, more accidents happen at night!

Burns/Scalds are very common Christmas Accidents, so:

  • Keep Children out of the kitchen when cooking
  • Use dry cloths or oven gloves when lifting hot food
  • Wear shoes and cover arms while cooking