What you can do
- Want to make sure your home is safe? Book in for one of our free Hutt Valley home safety checks, by contacting email@example.com if you live in Lower Hutt, or Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in Upper Hutt. Read more here (Link to item below) or contact your local ACC Community Injury Prevention consultant (email@example.com) for free resources to help make your home safer for you and your family.
- Keep up to date with the latest in workplace safety by joining the Hutt Valley Health & Safety Employers Forum. Read more – link to item below
Safe Hutt Valley and its partners are involved in a range of programmes and projects that help to prevent and reduce injury in the Hutt Valley. These include:
Hutt Valley Employers Health and Safety Forum
These bimonthly forums are about promoting healthy and safe workplaces in the Hutt Valley by sharing training, resources and knowledge amongst employers. Local employers lead the forum with support from ACC and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. To find out more, contact Alice Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vitamin D supplementation
itamin D is a proven defence against injuries from falls, as it promotes strong muscles and bones. The Vitamin D supplementation programme targets people who live long-term in residential care facilities, as well as older people who seldom leave their homes and don’t receive the recommended sun exposure. ACC promotes Vitamin D supplementation through GPs and health providers to help reduce injuries caused by falls. To find out more, see ACC’s brochure about the importance of Vitamin D.
We also initiate and run a range of targeted projects to address specific concerns within our communities. These include:
Safety Begins at Home
Most injuries happen in the home and are easy to prevent, so Safe Hutt Valley partners have teamed up to offer free home safety checks to residents in the communities of Timberlea, Wainuiomata, Naenae, Taita and Stokes Valley. A trained expert visits you in your own home, and offer practical suggestions and resources to make your home safer, and minimise those nasty slips, trips and falls. The home safety checks also include useful information on crime prevention, emergency preparedness and health. To find out more, and book in for one of our free home safety checks, please contact email@example.com if you live in Lower Hutt, or Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in Upper Hutt.