Safety Indoors

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What is the danger of plastic bags?
There is a danger of suffocation if a plastic bag is put over the head.
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What is the danger of small, hard objects?
Things like sweets, peanuts and small piece of a toy can cause choking if swallowed.
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What is the danger of medicines?
They can be poisonous and should be locked in a cabinet. Blister or strip packs make it less easy for a child to swallow a lot of pills at once.
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What is the danger of poisons?
These include cleaning materials, alcohol, weedkillers and other garden chemicals. They should be hidden and not stored in empty drink bottles so that they are not accidentally drunk.
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What is the danger of sharp objects?
Sharp knives, scissors, razor blades and needles. They should be kept out of reach from young children to avoid cuts.
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What is the danger of inflammable items?
Matches, lighters, petrol, paraffin, methylated spirits and fireworks should be stored where children cannot reach them.
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What do safety barriers do?
A safety barrier should have locks which children cannot undo and bars in which they cannot get their head, hands or feet trapped. It should be to high for a small child to climb over.
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What can electric shocks do?
If electrical equipment is damaged or live wires are touched, i can give rise to a shock.
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Injury from moving parts:
Items such as electric mixers can cause nasty accidents.
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Fire hazards:
Electric irons are examples of equipment which, if misused, can be the cause of a fire.
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Burns:
Electric cookers, heaters, kettles and irons can cause very severe burns or scalds.
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What is the danger of fire?
The child may burn themselves or some action, either accidentally or in play, may cause the furniture and the building to catch fire.
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What should a good fireguard have and be?
It should be strong and sturdy and have a cover on top, no sharp edges, firmly fixed to the wall by hooks which cannot be undone by a small child, has a mesh small enough to prevent a baby pushing his arms or toys through and should have a door.
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How can the danger of floors be reduced?
Always wipe up spilt grease or liquid, have a heavy mat rather than a light-weight one, use non-slip polish, never polish under mats.
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How can the danger of windows be reduced?
Don't leave a child alone in a room with an open window, catches need to be securely fastened on all windows that children can reach and keep chairs and tables away from windows.
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Cookers:
Should have controls which are difficult for a child to reach and switch on. When the hob is in use, it can be made safer with a cooker guard. Turning the handles of pans makes it more difficult for a child to grab.
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Tablecloths:
If pulling at a table cloth a child could get scalded. Liquids do not need to be hot to damage the skin of a child.
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