Safety on Stairs Statistics
The statistics show that most stair injuries occur in the home. In the UK there are nearly as many deaths each year from accidents in the home as from traffic accidents. Falls account for over half of these accidental deaths, and half of the deaths from falls relate to stairs. There are an estimated further one quarter of a million non-fatal accidents on stairs in the home each year, which are serious enough to cause the victim to visit their GP or hospital. It has been calculated that there is a fall suffered on stairs in the UK every 90 seconds. (BSI Group)
According to Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) each year approximately 58,000 children under five have accidents on the stairs, while, according to Childalert 35,000 children under four years of age fall down the stairs each year. That is just shy of 100 per day, a staggering figure and one that is completely avoidable.
We have chosen to highlight the need for KiddieRail in the Home, but please be aware that the safety measure also applies in any environment where children are attending from sports centres, schools, shopping centres, leisure attractions etc. Accident statistics are involved in all these destinations.