Desmond Insurance Blog
There are so many things that can go wrong at home, and to keep your family safe, you should implement some rules.
These rules may seem like common sense, but there’s no better time than now to make sure everyone knows them by heart. Here are some of the most important safety rules that should be implemented at home
Always Keep The Doors Locked
Criminals will often check to see if a door is locked before entering a home, so be sure to lock all doors and windows when you’re away from home.
Always Have An Emergency Plan
Every home should have an emergency plan in place in case of a fire, natural disaster, or any other situation where everyone needs to get out quickly. After all, you never know when something like that might happen.
Cover All The Electrical Outlets and Wires at Home
If you have young children at home, it is essential to watch their safety. Teach them that touching electrical outlets and wires is not a safe activity.
You can apply stickers or put warning signs near your kids’ reach to prevent them from doing something dangerous.
Lock Away The Fire-arms
If you have firearms in your home, it’s important to keep them locked up and out of reach.
To prevent gun injuries and deaths among children and teens, childproof your guns by locking them up—and making sure there aren’t any bullets nearby—when not in use. Keep your keys hidden away from curious kids.
Make it Difficult for Children to Make it On To Elevated Surfaces
It’s important to make it difficult for children to get onto elevated surfaces like kitchen tables, counters, beds, and sofas.
Using furniture that’s lower or no more than 18 inches high is a good way to discourage kids from climbing onto dangerous spots in your home. This can help prevent falls, an increasingly common cause of death in kids aged 1-4 years old.
Almost all of us have been in situations where we, or our family members and friends, have experienced grave dangers in our lives.
Safety measures like those mentioned above should be followed to avoid such life-threatening situations at home.
One should always make a conscious effort to lead a safe, healthy, and happy life by practicing these simple rules.
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