The Home Safety
Home Safety Network is winding down and will close in
the Spring of 2006. Some its resources will continue to be
available on the DTI web site. The main reasons the HSN
is closing are: (i) DTI is now focussing on policy
areas and law making, (ii) other
organisations such as RoSPA and Help the Aged do much
the same thing (i.e. raise awareness of safety issues)
and (iii) other Departments and agencies are active in
some of these areas.
Free Leaflets: A
small range of free safety literature is available in
bulk for further dissemination by industry, local
authorities and safety professionals. Search using
"safety" or "consumer " on the
(or Browse by Subject,
and for hard copies look for "In Stock".
Order them now while our final stocks last.
The Home Safety
Network (HSN) was launched in 2000 to help
reduce the high toll of serious home accidents in the UK, and is
intended to help inform safety professionals and the public of the
The HSN brings together
information, research and publicity materials
produced by the UK's Department of Trade and Industry and others about related topics.
The intention is not
to duplicate or compete with the work already being
carried out by other government departments, local authorities, the
Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the Child
Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), Help
the Aged and others.
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Rules on electrical work in the home are dealt with by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).
We do not
provide advice on individual consumer problems
or complaints, nor can we provide any additional health or safety advice.
We cannot endorse particular products. Please see the links below and on our Useful
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has overall responsibility
for Fire Safety. Their Fire
Kills! website contains a wealth of information and
Department of Health is active in
the area of accident prevention and medicine safety. The
NHS supported on-line Home Healthcare Guide
has first aid advice. Also, the 999 Ambulance Service telephone operators
are trained in giving first aid advice over the telephone
including advice on choking.
and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has the lead in government
in the area of medicines and medical products safety.
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13 February 2006
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