14 Jun 2011
There are hazards almost everywhere we go, but seeing as we spend the majority of our time in our homes, it makes sense to keep them as safe and hazard-free as possible.
If you have young children or elderly persons in your home then you’ve probably already realised the potential for accidents in the home, but for those who aren’t aware of the hazards out there, I thought I’d list a few things in the home that are worth paying attention to:
Keep your home fire safe by making sure that the smoke alarms in your home are in working order. This is particularly important in the winter months as more people are using heating devices in the home.
Think about things in the house that may be a trip hazard. If there are any cables or low furniture in common walkways then move them out of harm’s way.
If there are small children living in your home, make sure that they can’t reach anything that could be harmful and make sure they can’t get into cupboards.
If you use heating devices in your home then be careful where you place them. Heaters need to be kept well away from flammable items such as magazines and newspapers, and don’t forget to turn heating devices off when you’re not around too!
It’s also important to consider the potential hazards outside of your home. You should have a clear path to your front door, and make sure there aren’t any loose steps or slippery paths that may trip unsuspecting guests when they visit.
These are just some of the potential hazards in your home, but if you use a little common sense you should be able to avoid them!
Let me know if you have any more safety tips that people should be aware of.