With dangers lurking around every corner protecting yourself from accidents in your home is a top priority for you and your family! You might be surprised at the most dangerous places in your home!
I am not over protective when it comes to thinking about health and safety, but with a little thought when you are doing tasks around your home, making sure you and your family are as safe as possible is important.
The Potential Risks
The risks we face every day are real, and sometimes these accidents are preventable if you ensure that your home is as safe as possible for you and your family!
We expose ourselves to potential to harm daily, being aware of the dangers can help to reduce the risks that modern life poses!
Just in the kitchen, you are exposing yourself and your family to potential hazards from scolding, cuts and even potential fires.
Tackling The Problem
As with any problem if you are aware of what is the safest way to do a task, then you are reducing the risk involved.
The same applies with the possessions in your home, making sure that you store items in the right place and ensure that you maintain appliances as this will help reduce the potential of an accident in your home!
Clutter and too many items will add to the potential dangers in your home. Too much paper can lead to a fire if left in an inappropriate place, like in the kitchen close to the oven!
Cleaning products are hazardous to children and need storing in the correct places to prevent the child from gaining access!
Scolding In The Home
Turning down the temperature that your water can reach will help to prevent this accident, it can also save money as the water isn’t being heated as much!
Always check the temperature of bath water before getting in, it is as simple as this to prevent burns.
Scolding doesn’t just happen in the bathroom, it can happen in the kitchen too! My mum got scolded in the kitchen when she was little, so when I was growing up she always made sure that this accident didn’t happen to us.
She always turned saucepan handles away from the edge, we were never left unattended in the kitchen when we were small. We learnt safety in the kitchen to prevent as much as possible any potential risk of an accident.
Fire Safety In The Home
These devices can save lives, are homes are dangerous, protecting your life and that of your family is easy by ensuring that you have these safety features installed in your home.
You must test them regularly and change the battery as per the requirements of the device!
I have these dates written in my diary and this means I won’t forget to check them or replace the battery!
Ensure Your Furniture Is Safe
I know growing up attaching furniture to the wall to prevent it tipping over was not common. The likelihood of an item toppling over wasn’t high.
However, in recent years furniture is lighter and we tend to have more things in our homes.
Make sure furniture is secure!
It is difficult if you rent a property and you know that every mark has the potential to lose your deposit money. But the safety of your family is important too!
Even a dressing table can topple over if too many drawers are out at once and can crush a child.
There are so many dangers in our homes that being careful and ensuring that you are doing as much as possible to protect yourself and your family from harm is important. Don’t take the approach that just because it hasn’t happened before that it isn’t going to happen now!
Your safety at home is your responsibility and it is something that you must consider when cleaning and organizing your home! Making it as safe as possible to avoid potential accidents which can change your life and that of your families too!
Therefore, if you are considering the dangers in your home, remember that it isn’t silly to ensure your cleaning supply cupboards locked to prevent your children from accessing or that you check your smoke alarm each week! These are preventative measures that will hopefully ensure the safety of you and your family!
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