Most accidents happen in the home, especially in the kitchen. You need to pay particular attention to safety in your household. Let’s learn how to stay safe in the kitchen.
– Choose appliances with safety features, such as flame-failure devices on hobs, child-locks and non-tilt shelves in ovens.
– Shorten flexes on small appliances or replace them with curly flexes to prevent children from tugging on them.
– Make certain that switches and power points are installed well away from the sink.
– Site stoves and hobs away from windows.
– Turn pan handles away from the edge of the cooker or worktops.
– High-level ovens reduce the risk of children burning themselves on hot oven doors.
– Flooring should be as non-slip as possible. Clean the floor quickly if you accidently spill oil or grease.
– Plan the kitchen so that the distances between the main areas of activity are not too great in order to lessen the risk of dropping hot heavy pans or dishes.
– Put childproof locks to any drawer or cupboard that houses sharp utensils, cleansers and other potentially hazardous items.
– Make sure work surfaces and cooking areas are adequately illuminated.
– Worktops should have rounded corners.
– Keep a small fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid box in or near the kitchen, but not near the stove.
– Glazing, particularly large expanses of glazing that can confuse the eye, should be made of toughened safety glass that does not shatter, but crumbles into harmless fragments.