Practicing safety is not merely limited to a particular place or time. Safety should be a way of life because it saves lives, prolongs lives, and makes lives more enjoyable. The absence of injury allows members of a household or a company to conduct their daily routine with confidence.
Home safety starts from making the physical structures of the house safe. This means keeping the house in good condition so that necessary repairs are done in time before posing any real hazard to occupants and even visitors. Delaying repairs can make the difference between a safe and unsafe home.
Everything should be in its proper place so that things are found when they are needed especially in times of emergency. Keys, flashlights, tools, and medicines should be immediately found where they should be. Saving lives can depend on a number of seconds and having to look for these things while real danger threatens eat so much precious time. Besides, it is more difficult to find things when people are under extreme pressure.
Members of the family especially the children should be properly oriented with escape routes during fire and natural calamities. Occupants of a house need to know where to go to avoid being trapped in an area of a house that will pose more danger. In times of extreme weather disturbances and natural occurrences, it is best to stay alert and informed of the latest developments.
Emergency numbers should always be at hand to enable any member of the household to make the crucial call to rescue agencies. It also helps for responsible members of the household to have a working knowledge of CPR and other first aid measures. This will give more chances of survival for the injured.
When in doubt, repair works should be left to professionals. A few dollars saved can easily result to extensive damage due to faulty repair procedures. Household members should avoid courting danger in sticking to unsafe practices such as having octopus electrical outlets that can easily overload. Chemicals and medicines should be kept out of reach of children. An appropriate insurance coverage must be obtained for full protection against any eventualities.
About the Guest Blogger
Reuben of Safe Sound Family conducts regular community seminars on home safety.