Home Safety tips.
Hello there, this is Goke Akingbade ( your Safety guide) bringing you another interesting topic. We will be considering the safety measures to implement at home inorder to prevent occurrence of accidents.
A high amount of accidents occur in homes, such as falls, fire, suffocation, cuts, injuries and poisoning. Amongst very young people, accidents are majorly the result of lack of knowledge, experience and skills. In slightly older people , carelessness may be the cause. In very old people, slow-reaction, poor muscle coordination, poor sense organs may be the causes of accidents.
Accidents as a result of choking and poisoning occur mostly in very young children. Falls occur in children and old people. Incidents of fire can occur in all age groups.
In order to prevent falls in the house, the following rules listed below may be adopted as safety measures:
i. Always ensure to keep things in their proper places after use.
ii. Always ensure that the floors are kept dry and clean especially in the kitchen. Any water, grease, vegetable and fruit peelings should be removed at once from the kitchen floor to avoid slips and falls
iii. Unwanted furniture or any other discarded items should be properly stored or disposed of.
iv. There should be a step-stool or a step ladder to reach high points out of reach for the housewife.
v. Make sure that staircases are well-lighted at night or in darkness; the staircase must have hand rails for proper grip.
vi. Any articles such as brooms, toys, boxes should never be kept on staircases.
vii. There should be little gates at the top and bottom of staircases, especially if there are small children in the house.
viii.Windows should have grilles or iron bars to prevent children from falling out.
ix. A bath-mat should be on the floor, of the bathroom to prevent skidding and falling.
xi. Everyone should have a torch by the bedside or in close proximity in case the electric power company seizes power or of a need for the individual to get up at night
I strongly believe that implementing these measures will reduce tge occurrence ohomeme accidents, so till I come your way again, this is Goke Akingbade ( your Safety guide) wishing you a safe week.