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Safety in the home

Tips and information on staying safe at home, including fire safety, pool safety, preventing injuries and falls, and being prepared for emergencies.

Planned hazard reduction burns affecting air quality across Sydney and parts of NSW

NSW Health is warning people to take precautions over the coming days from planned hazard reduction burns. This may cause smoke and poor air quality. 

Follow the tips to reduce your risk:

  • avoid vigorous outdoor activity when it’s smoky
  • spend more time indoors, keep doors and windows closed in your home until the smoke clears
  • avoid indoor sources of air pollution like cigarettes, candles and incense sticks
  • follow the doctor’s advice on medicines and asthma management plan if you have one. Consult with the doctor if symptoms worsen. 

Continue to monitor air quality information

General safety around the home

Stay safe during an emergency

What you can do to prepare for an emergency event or stay safe during times of fire, flood or storms.

Pool safety

You are required to register your private pool or spa in NSW and comply with fencing and safety requirements.

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Asbestos warning for NSW home renovators

If you are planning to renovate projects at home, it is important to plan, prepare and check for asbestos before commencing any work.
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How to stay safe in your home this winter

As we approach the winter months, it’s important to be alert of the potential dangers of using unauthorised heating products inside your home.
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