KAT 2 project

The project has received funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and South-East Finland’s ELY Centre for the years 2017-2018.

The aim of the project is to assess elderly people’s safety at home and to develop a coordinated operator network model. During the project, the operator network is built among companies, organisations, Eksote, South Karelia’s Rescue Department and residents (developer group). Workshop coaching is used as one method in this. The Safety at Home card created during the KAT1 phase (2016) is made electronic. The entity is managed by creating a model on the operator network’s processing of risk data.

The implementors of the project are South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote), South Karelia's Rescue Department and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.

Safety at Home (KAT2)

The main objective of the project is to develop the Housing safety in the homes of elderly people work with a coordinated operator network model.

Sub-objective Procedure Result objective
1. The operator network is identified, described and the operating models are created with e.g. development workshops. The operator field and the operators’ roles, tasks and responsibilities are specified, and an operating model for work of people that form the network is prepared, which is used to further specify and correctly target work.
The cooperation process of information exchange on the resident’s safety at home from one organisation to another is developed.
Analysis of results.

Overlapping operations and procedures are removed, when awareness of others’ activities is increased.
The information exchange of authorities improves and the targeting of procedures is made more efficient.
Costs are reduced, when the development of damages can be reduced proactively by intervening with issues, such as the starts of fires, accidents.
The quality of companies’ and the business’s safety operations improves, and at the same time, it increases the vitality of the wellbeing sector.

The housing safety of the resident is improved when procedures are targeted correctly on the basis of risks and in a coordinated manner.

2. To continue the development of the Safety at Home card initiated during the preliminary KAT survey, and the testing and piloting of related activities and operating model in the selected target area e.g. in the form of development workshops. Create a card template and consider methods of making it electronic.
Identify the risks of safety at home and create targeted procedures to improve the situation regardless of the organisation.
Initiation of KAT safety at home card -based work.
Clarify who compiles information, as well as how and where cooperation is carried out.
3. Orientation, creation of training material and training related to organising events. Develop the reporting entity in accordance with Section 25 of the Act on Supporting the Functional Capacity of the Older Population and on Social and Health Services for Older Persons.
Improving the efficiency of the operating process of self-monitoring forms submitted to the rescue department as well as notices submitted from the network in accordance with Section 42 of the Rescue Act, where cooperation is essential in the prevention of accidents in case of an obvious risk of fire or accident.
Organisations, representation of business as well as the inclusion of family members in events e.g. for learning an ideology of continuous safety.
The risk information to be collected and taught supports the resident’s coping at home for longer from a proactive perspective, as well as the prediction of interruption events and early actions of an interruption event, which will become more efficient once the risks are better known.
4. Creation and introduction of the KAT action plan. Ability to respond to the requirements of legislation in cooperation with various operators:
Self-monitoring processes, in accordance with Section 42 of the Rescue Act, Section 25 of the Act on Supporting the Functional Capacity of the Older Population and on Social and Health Services for Older Persons as well as operations and the Safety at Home card KAT provide information which are considered as information stimuli for improving resident safety.
The operations of the Safety at Home operating network is coordinated.
Operations in accordance with Section 25 of the Act on Supporting the Functional Capacity of the Older Population and on Social and Health Services for Older Persons and Section 42 of the Rescue Act is clearer, and the operators and citizens understand their meaning.
Information can be used to manage operations.

Overall, this results in a safety at home operator network, where the roles are clear, there is awareness of mutual dependencies, tasks are distributed, responsibilities are specified, communication is uniform and functional. Safety technology is part of the entity and expertise is at an equal level. Safety at home increases and the people who use services produced by various operators are at an equal position.


Eksote, Project Manager Kristiina Kapulainen, kristiina.kapulainen@eksote.fi, tel. 040 651 1791
South Karelia's Rescue Department, Vesa Kultanen, vesa.kultanen@ekpelastuslaitos.fi, tel. 040 570 2712
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Sari Kokkonen, sari.kokkonen@saimia.fi, tel. 040 486 9505
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Tiina Väänänen, tiina.vaananen@saimia.fi, tel. 0500 764 350