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At home

More people are injured at home than anywhere else in New Zealand. You can reduce the risk of injury by making your home safer for you and your family.


Many slips and falls happen in bathrooms and areas where there is water or a slippery surface. Water and electricity are also a dangerous combination. Find some tips about keeping safe in wet areas.

Child-proof your home

More people are injured at home than anywhere else in New Zealand. Unfortunately, children factor highly in these statistics. You can help reduce the numbers by making each area of your home safer for your children.

Kids – play the interactive Danger Rangers Home safety game to help Jade and Josh make home a safer place.

Cooking safety

Kitchen fires are the number one cause of house fires. Here are a few easy tips to help you be safe in the kitchen.

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Working on DIY projects may put you at risk of injuring yourself at home. Take a look at what you can do to make you and your home safe.

Fire safety

Being fire safe starts with having smoke alarms installed and maintained. Find out more tips about how to safeguard your family from fire.

Home office/study

For ideas about setting up your home office safely, see HabitAtWork (external link).

Kitchens and laundries

Knives, heat, fire, cupboards, slippery floors and cleaning products cause tens of thousands of nasty injuries a year. It’s easy to reduce the chance of injury when in the kitchen or laundry.

Outside areas

It’s likely there are more hazards in your backyard than inside your home. Find out what these areas are and how you can keep them safe for you and your family.

Raising children

Ever wished your child came with an instruction manual? Well now there is one! ACC is proud to be involved with Raising Children, a comprehensive audio-visual resource which guides parents from the delivery suite through the preschool and primary years and into double digits. The brainchild of media producer and presenter Jude Dobson, the aim of the project is to help parents give children the best possible start in life.

Featuring 20 celebrity parents and a stable of highly-regarded experts, there are over 100 videos you can subscribe to free of charge on the Raising Children website. You may be asked to sign up to view some of the videos.

Renter’s healthy home checklist

When you are looking at properties to rent, there are so many things to consider that it is easy to forget to ask some of the important questions. Our renter’s healthy home checklist covers some important things to look for or to ask the property manager to ensure you move somewhere safe and healthy.

Updated: 22 April 2016

Reviewed: 23 January 2014