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Elderly-Safe is an enhanced version of the standard PropertySafe inspection focussing on the additional risks to the aged and elderly living at home. While the standard service includes hazards which apply to all ages, this enhanced inspection services includes a deeper inspection of specific hazard categories including:

Smoke Alarms
  • Added focus on sleeping occupants, restricted mobility, kitchen accidents
  • Extra alarms in commonly used rooms – kitchen, TV rooms and bedrooms
  • Fire blankets & extinguisher in kitchens
  • Look for Escape routes and exit points with improved access
Safety Switch
  • Inspect for RCD fitted for all power & light circuits
Building Hazards
  • Inspect for safe & unobstructed access with sturdy and well positioned grab rails, handrails, steps, stairs, ramps and balustrades
  • Inspection for sharp or abrasive edges and finishes
  • Review bath, shower & WC access
Glass Hazards
  • Focus on wider use of safety glass in larger and wider fall zones
  • Inspect for glass surfaces such as table tops and mirrors
Slip Hazards
  • Look for smooth, low-friction and hard surfaces prone to slips and harsher fall injury
  • Review wet-area finishes for soundness & slip-risk especially on shower hobs & bases
Trip Hazards
  • Inspect for smooth uninterrupted floors with no raised thresholds
Fall Hazards
  • Attention on step/stair construction  with even and generous tread/riser dimensions, unsuitable colour contrasts, non-slip leading edges
  • Ensure exterior walkways/steps are non-slip, even, edge marked and well lit
Electrical hazards
  • Inspect for lighting capacity and positioning, movement activation and bulb redundancy in case of failure
  • Review lighting to front / rear including front door & clothes drying area
  • Assess for lighting to common night path such as between bedroom & WC
  • Check wet area splash zones especially switch protection and switches/appliances 30cm above floor
Gas Hazards
  • Particular attention on ventilation for heaters / stoves plus Carbon Monoxide CO monitors
Moisture Hazards
  • Attention on risk of moisture and mould to elderly cuts, abrasions and respiratory exposure
  • Review of bathroom ventilation
Hot Water Hazard
  • Review of tempering valve operation on all water outlets, not bathroom alone
Tree Hazards
  • Special attention on low to the ground and/or dangerous shrubs or ground cover
  • Inspect for fire risks in vegetation around property
  • Check unobstructed walkways especially access to clothes line
Inspector Observations
  • Include observed hazards to lower mobility or vision impaired occupants such as toilet door opening outward, doorway widths, exterior pathways, tangled cords, clutter, easily opened door locks from the inside
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