- Keep your floors clear of anything that may cause tripping. Pick up hazards such as toys, shoes and magazines.
- Clean up spills right away so people won’t slip.
- Repair any stairs that are cracked or worn.
- If there are rugs in your home, use nonskid mats and throw rugs.
- When carrying large or heavy loads, make sure you can see where you’re going.
- Keep your home well lit so you can see where you’re walking at night.
- Don’t use chairs or tables as makeshift ladders.
- Wear shoes with nonskid soles and put young children in nonskid socks.
- Teach your children not to run indoors or jump down stairs.
- Put safety latches on all cabinets and drawers with harmful products. Even better, put them where children can’t reach.
- Put a safety latch on your medicine cabinets.
- Keep medicine, perfumes, makeup and cigarettes our of children’s reach. Also, furniture polish, lamp oil, liquor and some plants. Others are: bleach, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, car polish, batteries, paints/removers, mothballs, bug spray, and road salt.
Are matches and lighters out of the reach of children?
Do you have the appropriate number of smoke detectors?
Do you have a fire exit plan in case of fire?
Consider older children and adults being certified in first aid and CPR.
Use protective gear when riding bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards, etc.