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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: Safety At Home : Tips Reply with quote

Accident Prevention At Home-
A large number of accidents occur at home because we over look small and simple details while building and decorating homes. Here are a few suggestions to make your home more secure and injury free.

Safe Carpets:

* Use proper lighting during the day and night.
* Use low pile, wall-to-wall carpets.
* Rugs are attached to the floor to prevent tripping.
* Hard surfaces should be slip-resistant
* Nonskid wax is used if floor is waxed.

Secure Stairs and steps:

* Ensure all steps are of the same size.
* Landings and stairs should be well light from top to bottom.
* Stairs should be clutter free.
* If it has a carpet it should be fixed to all the steps on the stairs.
* Carpet is in good condition if it has tears then a person can trip and fall.
* Stairs have should have railings on both sides.

Safe Doors:

* Should be properly installed to prevent it from falling on pulling.
* Door opens away from other doors.
* Wall or hinge mounted doorstops are attached to flexible doors.
* Screen doors do not close too quickly and allow people to enter safely.

Window Safety:

* Windows should open easily.
* Screens should be fixed securely but should be removable.
* Projecting windows open away from the garden.

Safe Bathtubs and Showers:

* Bathrooms should be well light.
* Clearly install the water temperature controls.
* The room should have a non-slip floor or use non-slip mats.
* Shower and tub should have at least on hand grab bar.

Secure Toilets:

* Use non-slip flooring.
* Use hand grab bars near toilet.

Safety Measures for Balconies and Porches:

* Porch floorboards should be well fitted.
* Railings should be strong.
* Worn out railings and posts should be replaced.
* Step leading to the porch should be in good condition and should have railings on either side.
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have probably caused injury to myself
with at least 5 of the above mentiond

I even broke my rib 2 years ago cleaning
the hand rail and my hand slipped, causing
my torso to slam into the side of tub.... OUCH!!!
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Joined: 20 May 2006
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips, i`ll try to respect em Wink
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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good tips there.
Keep sharing more.
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Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello eveyone,

very useful tips there.. the are so simple but not many actually think of it. it really great.. keep sharing tips like these.. Smile
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice....keep up the gud wrk....
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Joined: 30 Nov 2006
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Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice thotful tips - most of us tend to address these lil things and end up with often serious injuries!
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