Prevent Accidents inside the House
Statistics show that a lot of accidents occur at home. Many obtained broken hips due to falling or slipping in the bathroom. Others have attained burns for kitchen accidents. So take a quick trip around your house and ask yourself: Does my house make people prone to accidents? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to do something about it. It’s time to turn your house into a safer and healthier home.
Start from the outside then work your way in. First, look at your garden or yard leading to the front door. Are there any uneven or broken steps? Are there any protruding items that could trip and let someone fall? If so, then get fix it or rid of it.
Next, examine the entryways. Are there rugs that could slide when someone steps on them? If so, then it’s time to ditch the slippery mats or rugs and get those slip-resistant ones.
Check the floors. Are they too slippery? If so, use carpets, or if you have the time and money, go for slip-proof floor tiles.
Inspect your tabletop ornaments and decorations. Are they sharp and could cause someone to get injured when they accidentally fall on them? If so, then replace them with non-sharp items.
Examine the stairways. Is the handrail secure enough? Are there any rugs at the end of the stairs that could cause someone to slip and fall? If so, then non-slip mats are your best bet. Secure the handrails as well.
Scrutinize the most dangerous parts of your house – the kitchen and the bathroom. Are there any electrical outlets that the water might reach? If so, then call your electrician and have those risky outlets deactivated.
Check the oven. Is the connection between the gas and the oven secure, safe, and in perfect condition? If it’s not, then do something about it right away. Replace faulty valves and old hoses. Clear the oven and the entire kitchen of any potential fire hazards.
Inspect furnace in the bathroom. Are they in perfect condition? If so, set heaters to 120oF to avoid scalding.
Double check the bathroom to see if there’s any risk of anyone drowning, slipping, or falling. If so, then do something about it (see Childproofing Bathrooms).
Check your medicine and toiletry cabinets, and your garage. Are there any sharp objects, medicines, and chemicals within children’s reach? If so, then lock them away.
Examine the area around sinks and faucets. Can the children reach the sink without the risk of slipping and falling? If so, place some slip-proof mats. Also, make use of slip-proof and durable safety step stools like Kidz Step.
Lastly, examine entry and exit ways. If in case a fire happens, are there things that may block your way out? If so, then clear the entry and exit ways. Always make sure that you have a first aid kit handy in case something unforeseen does happen. Flashlights and batteries will also come in handy.
Your house is your abode; your asylum when you want to escape the stress from work or school. So it is therefore important prevent accidents from happening inside your house.
- Childproofing Bathrooms
- Teach Your Kids How to Cook
- How To Keep Children’s Hands Clean
- How to Clean the Oven