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Title: Safe as houses?

Ref Code: DG458
Authors: M S Roys

Abstract1: Of the 2.7 million injuries from accidents in the home each year, over a million are from falls, of which half can be related to design or maintenance. This Digest highlights the potential for accidents in the home, and how to reduce this by good design. It is aimed at architects, designers, landlords and home owners. The main locations and building features in the home where building-related accidents are likely are considered. Design features that may reduce the likelihood of accidents are presented as design checklists. Some of this guidance is based on Building Regulations but extends the recommendations in the regulations to propose homes that are even safer by design.



Year Published: 2001

ISBN: 978-1-86081-499-0


Pages: 8


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