What do I need to know about home safety?

There can be many safety hazards around your home, but the important thing is to eliminate risk before someone gets hurt.

Home safety generally includes the following:

There are many websites about these topics. You can visit them to learn how to keep your home safe.

Many community agencies can help you find information about home safety. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.

For More Information

  • Parachute Canada Resources – Resources on how to make home life and recreation safe for babies and children.
  • Children's Products – Information about safety issues regarding cribs, baby slings and strollers, and other common household hazards. From the Government of Canada.
  • Fire Safety – Tips on how to prevent fires and make escape plans for houses and apartment buildings. Includes information about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Ontario Poison Centre – Explains what poisons are and what to do in case of poisoning. Call for advice 24 hours a day.
  • Safety for Powered Hand Tools - Tips on how to use electrical tools in a safe way. From the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Consumer Product Safety - Information about specific products and recalls.
Last updated: September 10, 2015 4001315