We should always be careful everywhere, but in cases that we somehow forgot to take extra precaution, we need to at least be prepared whenever these common household mishaps are encountered.There are a lot of instances where we can encounter accidents, and among that is while being at the comfort of our very own homes. Yes, we are still susceptible from hurting ourselves even when we are inside the walls of our own abode. From slipping in the wet floor, or even tripping on a loose wire. However, there’s something we can do about it. We can prevent it. Here are some suggestions on how to take home safety up a notch with these precautions you may want to try out.
Basically, it is among the most planned about scenario of almost every building, that’s why your residential must also be ready for this. Identify and discuss with family where the house’s “fire exit” should be and if the door is elevated, make sure it has right aluminium step treads. Have a smoke alarm constantly checked and replace it after several years even if not used. Fire extinguishers must also be included, especially in the kitchen where open flame is mostly present. In addition, always make sure no cords have open live wires. Finally, always clean the chimney and don’t let the amber just lying on the fireplace.
Rule of thumb here, all bottles and containers should have labels on it. Store chemicals that are extremely hazardous beyond the reach of children and away from containers that are usually accessed, like medicine cabinets or food shelves. Don’t leave your medications or vitamins lying around which may be accidentally taken by a child.
As much as possible, all sharp items or utensils must be in a drawer with a safety latch. Those other things with sharp components like blades or edges must be stored beyond the reach of children, preferably in a locked shelf or cabinet. Always check the place where your children, or most people, always go, like the bathroom or living room, if there are any loose shards or pointy objects.
From tumbling down
Always remove the clutter from hallways and passage ways like stairs. Even include safety stair tread to constantly remind them to watch their step. Clear off cables and wires that are loose lying on the floor. Make sure floors are not totally wet and slippery. Bathrooms must have non-slip mats all the time. Even include glow in the dark stickers or dim lights or emergency lights that can be used for walking in the dark.