Falls Prevention

While many falls cause only minor injuries, some falls are serious enough to require admission to hospital.

Children will always experience bumps and bruises, but it is the more serious preventable injuries that are best avoided through community understanding of safety issues.

Common causes of serious fall injuries in and around the home include: furniture and nursery products; windows; balconies; stairs; backyard; driveway; and roads.   

See the Sections below for more information.