a safety audit in your home

The Shocking Cost of Accidents in the Home

According to a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in a 2010 report, it is estimated that each year 2.7 million people attend casualty departments after being injured in British homes costing over £45 billion to the economy.  Britain has a population of 62,262,000 so what does that mean for the worldwide population of 7 billion?

UK Population Figures 2010

RoSPA does not include the cost of accidental fatal injuries so even this figure is a conservative estimate of the true cost of home accidents.

Pain, suffering and grief apart, at a time when we are looking to save money for individuals and the economy, there is no better time to take another look at our home safety.

You don’t need to live your life in fear to make a difference.  All you need to do is take some time to think about the dangers to you and your family and make some small adjustments to make your home safer.  It is proven that being aware of dangers makes you a safer person.

Imagine if Britain could take the figures down by 1% per year? Just under half a MILLION saved in each year.  I wonder what the figure is for the rest of Europe, America or Africa.

The elements which go into calculating the estimated £45 MILLION cost are

  • Lost contribution to the economy (lost output)
  • The value of avoidance of injury (the amount the community would be prepared to pay to avoid the chance of an injury happening)
  • Cost of medical
  • Social Security
  • Other support services.

The RoSPA estimate did not include costs to the individual such as:

  • Doctor’s Fees
  • Cost of Medicine
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Loss of Business Revenue for the self-employed
  • Cost of long-term care

You can read the RoSPA report at

Please let me know if you know of any similar reports for your Country in the Comments.

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The University of YouTube

YouTube is one of the best places to find solutions for your Personal Life or your Business.


If you ask YouTube a questions, it litterly Tells you the answer.  You don’t have to read the answer, you can hear it.

Youtube also Demonstrates the answer.  You can see some physically demonstrating the solution in a lot of cases.

YouTube lecturers come with their own Accreditation.  If you can see the lecturer talking to an audience in a big conference, you know that speaker has been paid well for his/her time and this gives credibility to the speaker.  If the speaker is taking to an audience of CEOs you know he has a good reputation.

It’s FREE & can save you a fortune.

With Youtube, you will never have to do an introductory course again.  YouTube will give you the basics for free and then you can move on to the introductory course with some confidence. From learning the Piano to Speaking a foreign language to cooking a beef wellington!

YouTube will show you how to Blog – Design a Website – Use Software – Write a Business Plan………. and here’s one of my favourites:

How to fold a T-Shirt in 5 seconds!   Enjoy.


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BabyProof – An App to Reduce Accidents in the Home

BabyProof, the new smartphone App from Safe Home 4Baby Ltd shows parents where the typical dangers are in their homes and allows them to record them along with other dangers they find.

Identify the Risks

See ways to eliminate or reduce the Risks

Diary your actions

View Reports

See when Risks will affect your child as they develop and the likely cost to reduce them

Reduce Accidents, Pain, Anxiety and the Cost of Healthcare

BabyProof will help parents strike the right balance to keep children safe without over restricting their learning.


BabyProof costs 99 US cents for a limited period

Purchase Apple and Android AppStores today.

Click the Badges on the Right to open your AppStore

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