Furniture Safety - how to prevent tipping

Eight deaths of children under five since July 2008 as a result of falling televisions in the UK.” 

This sobering statistic from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents highlights the danger of what we may think of innocent household furniture. Unfortunately this figure is likely to be higher as RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) are only made aware of the fatalities when the press reporting on coroners inquests ask for comment.

Luckily there are some simple things that can be done to prevent injuries and deaths like this. For example, securing anything that could be a 'climbing frame' for toddlers is so important. 

We have produced a poster and leaflet which can be downloaded and printed at home. There are a limited number available to order from us, please contact escb.comms@essex.gov.uk if you would like to request these.