Home Fall Prevention
Whether it is enjoying the summer out at the lake or working on a hobby at home, we all strive to lead full, independent lives doing the things we enjoy with the people we love. An important part of maintaining that independence is ensuring we have a safe living environment to reduce the risk of injury. Research has shown that slips, trips and falls cause the most incidents around the home. Because of this, the Saskatchewan Safety Council has dedicated itself to researching resources on fall prevention and providing them to you here.
We have created an easy to follow checklist to help you identify the most common fall hazards in the different rooms in your home. The checklist also provides tips for reducing or removing any hazards you have discovered. Keep in mind that this guide does not list every potential fall risk in your home. Your house may have unique hazards because of your lifestyle. For example, if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking and cooking, there may be further precautions you will need to take.
Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries