Inside A KitchenSeptember 3, 2020
Inside An OfficeSeptember 3, 2020
- Teaching kids about safety starts from the first time we tell them “no” as they’re reaching for the hot stove.
- There’s no reason to stop there. Kids have an incredible capacity to learn, so teach them how to be safe and how to react when emergencies happen.
Let’s see some of the safety rules for children.
1. Essential Home Safety Rules for Children:
- Do not open the door for strangers.
- Be familiar with the family emergency contact list.
- Know the family escape plan.
- Stay away from the medicine cabinet.
- Practice water safety.
- Pay attention to allergies.
- Be able to use the security system.
- Never go anywhere with a stranger.
- Keep All Cleaning Products and Detergents Away from Your Kids
2. Safety measures for avoiding electrical accidents in your home:
- Proper maintenance of electric wiring and fuses is essential.
- Fuses should not be replaced with ones of higher amperage or with thick wires or tin foils.
- In case of a fire caused by electricity, first the current should be cut off and only then steps taken to extinguish the fire.
- Children should be given proper training in the handling of electrical appliances.
- Never touch electrical equipment with wet hands.
- When working with electricity do not stand on metal, wet concrete or wet ground. It is wiser to stand on a rubber-mat or a dry wooden platform.
3. Safety measures for avoiding fire in your home:
- Matchboxes, burning stoves, open fires and electrical gadgets should be kept out of reach of children. They should not be left unattended.
- A burning candle or a flame should never be in the room when one goes to bed.
- Lighted kerosene lamps, candles, wick lamps can be overturned by wind or rats, whilst one is asleep causing dangerous fires.
- Window or door curtains should not be allowed to blow over open flames.
- Kerosene, petrol, diesel, varnishes and turpentine oil are highly inflammable and if stored in the house should have proper air-tight containers.
- Any inflammable substance used for household cleaning should never be brought near an open flame.
- No one should smoke while in bed.
4. Road Safety:
- Look right, look left, then look right again before crossing the road, and only cross the road if holding the hand of an adult or older child.
- Don’t run near a road.
- Always face the traffic if walking on roads with no sidewalk (better yet, avoid these roads altogether).
- Know the significance of traffic signs and lights.
- Get out of the car on the kerb side only.
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard.
5. Safety At School:
- Know full name, home phone number, and address.
- Keep personal information personal.
- Don’t ingest anything from a stranger.
- No one should touch your child’s body.
- Stay away from fire.
- If your kids ever get lost somewhere, tell them to remain calm and stay where they are. Let them know that they can ask a woman with children nearby for help if they see them.
- Fence climbing is not allowed.
- Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right.
- As many as 90% of unintentional injuries to children in the home can be prevented by child proofing correctly.
- Parents spend in excess of 1 billion dollars annually on safety products.
- Dual income households mean parents have more money to spend on their children and less time to spend on frustrating home projects.
- About 2 – 2 1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home.