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Fall hazards and their prevention

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    July 2, 2017 9:38 AM CEST
    Fall hazards at home and their prevention

    Welcome to the seventh month of the year, this is Goke Akingbade (your Safety Guide) here with a fresh topic to muse on.

    We will be discussing about how children are exposed to fall hazards and how they can be prevented.
    Many home injuries occur as a result of slips, trips and falls. Take steps to reduce this significant risk in your household.

    Safety tips to prevent falls
    Never play on stairs, hand rails and balconies
    Make sure daddy has window guards installed on windows, this will prevent falls from windows.
    Don’t climb on furniture or use drawers or shelves as steps to stand on.
    Consider anti-slip rugs for the floors in your home, and mats in the bathtub to prevent slips and falls
    Take your children to playgrounds with shock-absorbing surfaces such as rubber, wood chips, sand.
    If your child falls, the landing will be more cushioned than on asphalt, concrete or grass.
    Make sure every room in your house has enough lighting, if a bulb becomes , report it to daddy and mummy.
    If water or oil spills on the floor, clean it up so that it becomes dry, if not the wet or oily floor will be slippery and make someone slip and fall down and injure himself.
    Make sure throw rugs are firmly affixed to the floor, or remove them.
    Get each household member in the habit of picking up after themselves so that items aren’t left on the floor in trafficked areas.
    Alert household members about the importance of keeping walkways clear so they’ll pick up any items they see in the way, not just ones they are personally responsible for.
    Avoid leaving electrical cords in areas where people walk
    This is where we will have to stop, so till I come your again, this is Goke Akingbade ( your Safety Guide) wishing you a productive new month.