Fall hazards at home and their prevention.

Fall hazards at home and their prevention

Hello there, this is Goke Akingbade (your Safety Guide) here with a fresh topic to muse on.                        We will be discussing about how children are exposed to fall hazards and how they can be prevented.

Many home injuries occur as a result of slips, trips and falls. Take steps to reduce this significant risk in your household.

Safety tips to prevent falls.     Never play on stairs, hand rails and balconies

Make sure daddy has window guards installed on windows, this will prevent falls from windows.

Don’t climb on furniture or use drawers or shelves as steps to stand on.

Consider anti-slip rugs for the floors in your home, and mats in the bathtub to prevent slips and falls

Take your children to playgrounds with shock-absorbing surfaces such as rubber, wood chips, sand.   If your child falls, the landing will be more cushioned than on asphalt, concrete or grass.

Make sure every room in your house has enough lighting, if a bulb becomes , report it to daddy and mummy.

If water or oil spills on the floor, clean it up so that it becomes dry, if not the wet or oily floor will be slippery and make someone slip and fall down and injure himself.

Make sure throw rugs are firmly affixed to the floor, or remove them.

Get each household member in the habit of picking up after themselves so that items aren’t left on the floor in trafficked areas.

Alert household members about the importance of keeping walkways clear so they’ll pick up any items they see in the way, not just ones they are personally responsible for.

Avoid leaving electrical cords in areas where people walk

This is where we will have to stop, so till I come your again, this is Goke Akingbade ( your Safety Guide) wishing you a lovely weekend.

 

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Bike Safety and Car safety tips for kids and parents

BIKE SAFETY AND CAR SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS.

Hello there, this is Goke Akingbade (your Safety Guide) out with another interesting health and safety topic to keep you engrossed. I would like to say congratulations to every child that recently celebrated Children’s Day in Nigeria on May 27th.

You know children always look upto their parents and also like to copy what adults do. e.g  A boy or girl riding a bicycle just like his or her daddy drives a car. Usually children from five years and above will speak with their parents to get them their own mini-sized vehicle.

At this stage, as a toddler, your child would want to have a bike of his and ride it just as you his daddy or mummy drives a car.

When you eventually buy a bike for your son or daughter, it is also important that a helmet is bought.

Below are some safety tips on the use of a bike by a child

1. Make sure to wear to wear a helmet every time you ride a bike. A helmet helps to prevent head injuries and can save a child’s life.

2. Never ever allow your child to ride his or her bike in the street because the street will be busy with cars, lorries and trucks in motion, motorcycles. So the street is dangerous for a child riding a bike. So child is too young to ride in the street safely.                                                                                             3. Make sure that the bike your child rides is the right size. Your child must be able to place the balls of both feet on the ground when sitting on the seat with hands on the handlebars. The bicycle should also have coaster brakes. At this age, a child might not be able to use hand brakes correctly.

Let us now consider safety for a child inside a car commuting with parents or guardians.

A car crash is one of the greatest danger to a child’s life and health. To prevent these injuries, correctly use a car safety seat and seat belt every time your child is in the car.

As a child, you should use a car safety seat or a booster seat until the lap belt can be worn low and flat on the hips and the shoulder belt can be worn across the shoulder rather than the face or neck. The safest place for all children to ride is the back seat. Parents should always set good examples by buckling up their seatbelt always.

This is where I will be stopping for now, so till I come your way again, this is Goke Akingbade (your Safety Guide ) wishing you a prosperous new month ahead.

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