The measures we can take at home for the safety of our child …
There are many tools and dangerous goods locations in our houses with high accident potential. Chemicals, waxes, detergents, and medicines can present significant hazards in case of misuse. Children under the age of 5 are most affected by these conditions. Therefore, we should review the safety of our home for our child and do what is necessary…
Stairs are one of the most dangerous places in terms of home accidents. In addition, the kitchen and bathroom are two important places. Because it is used by all the family. The risk of accidents is very high in these two places.
Safety measures you can take
Location of the furnace:
The furnace should not be near the door or near the window.
The kitchen door must be installed to minimize traffic. All doors and cabinet doors must be constructed in such a way as to prevent impacts.
Children’s play areas should be arranged so that they can be seen from the kitchen.
Surface of the floor:
Ensure that the surface is not slippery in wet conditions.
Switches and sockets must comply with safety regulations.
Fuel storage and garbage can:
Fuel bins and garbage cans must be covered and sealed.
Children’s play areas:
There should be enclosed play areas where children can be left safely.
The water barrels should be closed tightly and securely.
Medicine cabinets must be at a height and out of reach of children.
The use of heat-resistant countertop near the furnace, lighting systems, ovens, if mounted on the wall, should be at the same level with the kitchen countertop.
Non-slip material should be used on the floor. Large black and white tiles should be avoided on floorings. Because this type of flooring can create problems in people with impaired depth perception.
There should be continuous banisters on at least one side of the stairs. Spacing greater than 90 mm between the fences should be avoided.
Single stairs must be avoided. If it is unavoidable, it should be noticed by color difference.
The thresholds of the interior doors must be high enough to prevent them from tripping over.
Revolving doors or two-way doors:
Revolving doors should be made in a way to prevent pinching of fingers. Doors opening in two directions should be designed in such a way that the person coming from the opposite direction can be seen.
All sash doors or panels should be made visible with frosted glass or protection straps. The glass used must also be resistant to impacts.
Such architectural approaches should be avoided. If this is not possible, guardrails should be provided to prevent climbing.
Balcony railings should be thick enough and sufficient to prevent climbing. Children between the railings should not be wide enough to allow the feet or heads to be trapped.
It must be cared for the floors are non-slippery.
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