We all want our houses to be the place where we feel at our safest. However each year, hundreds of thousands of accidents happen in the Home – particularly amongst older people. So, it’s vital we’re aware of potential hazards around the house and take steps to manage them.
Issues such as carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal but many people are not aware of the warning signs, particularly older people, who may put flu-like symptoms or simply feeling drowsy down to old age.
National Grid is urging people to think about their elderly neighbours and to raise awareness of the issue of safety in the Home.
Watch our video with Jennie Bond, where she gives simple hints and tips, such as checking carbon monoxide and smoke alarms are working, ensuring that boilers are serviced on an annual basis by a Gas Safe registered engineer and ensuring people know who exactly to call if they smell gas.