Your home should be where you always feel safe and comfortable, it is your home, your place of abode, your personal relaxation center.
No matter the value you place on your home, it is still very much prone to hazard if home safety measure are not put in place and enforced.
A hazard is any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone. Basically, a hazard can be anything with the potential to cause harm or an adverse effect. Some hazards are unique to some homes and there are general hazards that can occur in any home.
We would highlight some general home safety tips for every type or size of home.
General Home Safety Tips
Consider a Home Security System
The first step in home safety is having home security systems installed in your home. Having home security systems installed in your home is important not only in issues regarding securities but also in harmful events like fire outbreak or flooding.
A door alarm clock system, flood detector, fire extinguisher and smoke detector are necessary home safety gadgets and appliances you need to have in your home.
Dispose waste properly
Slips and falls are the most common kind of accidents in many homes. A banana skin placed wrongly on the floor is a potential hazard, food waste needs to properly disposed in the designated areas to avoid them causing harm to you in your home.
Remove Electrical Risks
Electrical hazards are always very injurious when they occur and you need to be ensure you eliminate every electrical risk in your home.
- Naked wires should covered or removed if possible
- Electrical appliances should be out of children reach always.
- Manuals of electrical appliances should be read thoroughly in-case of voltage limits instruction
- Turn off electricity if you are leaving your home
Eliminate Fire Risk
Home fire outbreak can be a very terrible experiences but very avoidable if you take necessary steps to eliminate Fire risks.
- Have a fire alarm installed in your home
- Make sure a fire extinguisher is accessible in your home always
- Always remember to turn off the gas after use
Encourage Home Safety Habits
If you have kids or people living with you in your home, they need to be sensitized about safety rules and guidelines. Encourage right storing of items and properties within the home, discourage littering and eliminating potential hazards.
Talk to your family members, visitors and neighbors about safe habits and teach your kids that safety is an important practice.