Improving Safety Around the Home

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Improving Safety Around the Home

We spend a large part of our lives in our homes. We only go out for work and other such aspects. Unknown to most people, more accidents occur in the home than in other places like the office for example. According to the law, it has been stipulated that the occurrence of the accidents should not be due to the negligence of the vendor of a certain item. For example, if you bought a juice blender but the manufacturer did not warn you of its dangers, they are liable for what happens to you. Before any accident occurs and causes you personal injuries, there are a few steps you can take for each section of the home to make it a truly safe haven.


Fire Prevention Preventing the occurrence of fire shall be our first priority since it can occur on any part of the home. To keep the flames tamed, keep to the following tips.

⦁ Have smoke sensors in the home. They will do the all important job of sensing the presence of smoke (and consequently) fire. The smoke sensors also have the advantage of acting as extinguishers​ as they are mostly fitted with sprinklers.
⦁ This brings up the issue of fire extinguishers. The home should have as many of them as possible. There should be extinguishers with water, carbon dioxide, powder and other substances. This ensures that any type of fire can be safely put out when it comes up. A lawyer will find it easier defending a party that had in place fire extinguishers when a fire broke out.
⦁ Refrain from overloading power outlets and other electrical equipment in the home. Little sparks will likely lead to fires all due to power overloads.
⦁ Have the emergency exits clear at all times to save human lives.
⦁ Any items that emit fire or heat should be kept safely away from combustible materials.
⦁ Consider using materials that are resistant to fire.

The Bathroom

Bathroom accidents are very common but can be prevented with ease. For example;
⦁ Keep the bathroom as dry as possible. This requires sweeping away any stagnant water after taking a bath.
⦁ Keep dry any electrical equipment such as shavers when using them in the bathroom. It is advisable to seek shavers that are resistant to water.
⦁ Use materials on the floor that will prevent slipping. Also use sandals and flip-flops that prevent slipping.
The Garage
To prevent a car accident, you need to start off being safe right from the garage. You can do that by;
⦁ Keeping any poisons away from the reach of children. Also, label them accordingly to prevent any confusion.
⦁ Keep flammable materials away from fires to prevent the breakout of fires.
⦁ Always have order in your garage. This way, you can easily find the issue that needs fixing. For example, it will be easier noticing petrol spills when everything is in its rightful place.

The Kitchen

It would be unfair to mention the most important room of all in the home; the kitchen. Most accidents occur in the kitchen than any other place in a house. People also spend a lot of time here. To stay safe as you cook glorious meals, do the following;
⦁ Cook from a space with very little flammable materials.
⦁ Always putting the items where they belong will save your skin and life more than you think. Keep knives and everything else in its designated location.
⦁ Make sure the room is ventilated well to avoid cases or suffocation or gas leaks.
Among other places to take care of in the home like the yard where one should not leave sharp objects.

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