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Sidey & Tayside Fire & Rescue Highlight Hazards in the Home

Posted: March 26, 2009

Perth based company Sidey and Tayside Fire and Rescue joined forces today (Wednesday 25th March) to reinforce the importance of safety within the home.
Perth & Kinross Tenants, who have recently had new kitchens installed by Sidey, were invited to come along to the event held at Sidey’s Inveralmond offices and take a tour of Tayside Fire and Rescue’s new interactive ‘Home Safety Unit’, which comprises of small bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen area’s, each displaying common hazards relevant to that area.

In addition, there are fitted, a wide range of “Telecare” products, as used by Perth & Kinross Community Alarms Team. 

The unit has been built to replicate a domestic environment and is equipped with simulated, but realistic hazards, ranging from home fire safety issues, slip and trip hazards, general home safety, child safety and crime prevention issues.

Steve Hardy, Sidey’s Commercial Sales Director commented – “With accidents in the home accounting for 40% of all fatal accidents each year in the UK, promoting home safety is a major priority to Sidey. When we were approached by Tayside Fire and Rescue to donate products for their safety unit, we were so impressed with the concept of the unit and the message it was designed to promote, we thought that it would be a fantastic tool to help us highlight the hazards within the home that are not always necessarily obvious to people, especially hazards within the kitchen.

“Members of our project team were also keen to take a tour of the unit so they could in turn pass on the safety points highlighted by the Fire Brigade to the tenants that they work with in the Perth & Kinross area”.

David Black, commented -“As Tayside Fire and Rescue’s Community Safety Officer for the Perth & Kinross area, I am delighted that Sidey are making the issue of home safety a priority. To ensure that each new kitchen they install comes complete with a safety information pack, really demonstrates that as a company they care about their local community.”