A razor, a knife, a knitting needle or a pair of scissors mishandled can pierce or cut the skin, eyes, or any other part of the body and may result in fatal injury too, especially if the item happens to be rusty which may lead to and emotions. Even matchboxes, cooking gas lighters, cigarette lighters etc. need same precautions. Some children have this hobby of collecting matchboxes of different types from different countries, hotels etc. but the adults should ensure that matchsticks of these should be discarded under their supervision.
If a cleansing agent (acid, alkali, ammonia, any other chemical) has been used to clean the toilet, sink, bathtub, floor, etc. and the cleanser has to be left for a while to have its proper effect, then lock the place for the duration of cleaning. Merely bolting the door or putting warning sings will not do. This is because people are so used to their bathrooms that they will simply not look at notices but will enter them blindly from sheer habit. Children are more likely to think that they will stay clear of cleansing agent and yet may touch it inadverently or slip in the treated zone on a wet floor.
Whenever a ceiling fan is installed for the first time or after repairs, let it run at the highest speed for several minutes. Any defect in the roof hook or in the fan bolt that might cause the fan to fall will show up. During the test, no one should sit in the region where the fan might fall while spinning.
A house contains many substances, such as bleach, insecticides and paint stripper, that are highly dangerous to children. If a child or anybody swallows one, get medical help quickly.
Explosion in the industries or due to bombs can cause many causalties. The possible injuries will be extensive burns, fractures, damages to ear drums, shock and wounds due to flying glass or other debris. Management.
KITCHEN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
A kitchen commonly has sharp knives that can hurt, boiling water or hot food that can scald, and water spills or fruit peels upon which an unsuspecting person can slip or fall. Inflammable materials such as gas, kerosene, matchboxes, cooking oil etc. are also stored in kitchen making it potentially the most danger prone area in a house.
This is a manifestation of changes in which the circulation fails, because either the pressure or volume of circulating blood has fallen to a dangerous level.
Household substances contain many harmful substances such as bleach, insecticides, paints, etc. Sometimes children out of curiosity swallow, if those substances are within their reach.
When going out of the house, specially to a place where there are likely to be many people as in wedding parties, religious celebrations, etc. attach a tag with the name, address, and telephone/fax number of the child on his dress. This will help the people/police restore your child to you should he get separated lost.
Children are generally unaware of the dangers posed by different items and situations. They need special protection and extra guidance in all their activities during their initial years.