Home Safety

Home safety refers to the awareness and education of risks and potential dangers in and around a home which may cause bodily harm, injury, or death to those residing in and around the physical structure of a home.

Home safety measures

Family safety plans – Family safety plans are an essential tool in fire safety because the plan helps family members to identity a fire escape plan. Components of a family fire safety plan include, marking two ways out of every room, a safe place for members to meet outside of a burning home, and essential emergency phone numbers. It is important to practice fire escape plans. Home fires can start and spread quickly, which is why we all need to be careful and educated when it comes to fire safety. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family.

Fire extinguishers – There are five different classes of fires; A, B, C, D, and K. Class A consists of burning paper, wood, cloth or other combustible solids. Class B consists of liquids and gasses such as propane. Class C fires consist of electrical fires. While class D fires (which is less common) consists of burning metal and class K fires (the most common) consists of kitchen type materials, i.e., grease and oil.

Use a variety of substances to put out fires; dry powder, dry chemical, water, carbon and foam. Since different substances burn differently, fire extinguishers are labeled (and often color-coded) according to the type or class of fire they can extinguish. It is therefore necessary to choose the correct fire extinguisher for home use.

 

Smoke alarms –generally sound an audible and/or visual alarm. Smoke alarms are usually housed in a disk-shaped plastic enclosure about 6 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick and are often powered by a disposable battery.

Heat detectors – Heat detectors are a device that responds to changes in ambient temperature. Heat detectors are not meant to replace smoke detectors. They are often placed in rooms where standard smoke detectors are not suitable, such as laundry rooms, garages, and attics.

Gas detectors Gas detectors located in key areas inside the home is a preventative measure against gas leakage.  It is recommended having a gas detector in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Home Safety Training  Training is much recommended to the parents, people working in a children communities.

General Safety appliances

  • Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children
  • Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of your house in case of a fire. Get a stopwatch and time how fast your family can escape. The kids will love it.
  • Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe.
  • Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended.
  • Extension cords should not be used in wet areas – unless specially designed to do so
  • Retire, replace or have repaired damaged electrical appliances (i.e. damaged/frayed cords; cracked housing; broken plugs)
  • Turn off power points before plugging/unplugging appliances
  • Turn off all appliances such as air conditioners, heaters, ovens and stove tops when leaving your home
  • Maintain exhaust fans in a clean condition, free of lint
  • Ensure appliances have adequate breathing space to prevent overheating
  • Remove all combustible material situated near stoves, heaters and lamps
  • Electricians only should undertake all your electrical work and repairs.

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