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Safety in the home

  • Poisons

    Even the mildest chemicals, medicines, animals and plants can be poisonous to your family but preventing poisoning at home can be simple.

  • Personal safety

    Information about personal safety

  • Planning for your safety

    Information for women to develop a safety plan for those times when you feel unsafe.

  • Electrical safety

    Minimise your risk of an electrical injury during a disaster and around the house.

  • Fire safety at home

    Minimise the risk of a fire in your home by installing smoke alarms, identifying fire hazards and having a fire evacuation plan.

  • Drug and alcohol safety

    Make the right decisions about the use of alcohol and other drugs with the following safety advice and information.

  • Gas safety

    Reticulated natural gas and gas bottles can be dangerous. Both have a rotten egg-like smell to make gas leaks easy to detect.

  • Home safety

    House break-ins are crimes of opportunity and, in most cases, entry is gained trhough an open and unlocked door or window.

  • Asbestos safety

    Asbestos is dangerous when tiny fibres are inhaled. The fibres can lodge in your lungs and eventually cause disease.

Last updated
13 May, 2016
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