Everything you need to know about finding a safety equipment specialist
We are all familiar with the importance of safety at work, but what about safety in the home? What can we do and what products can we invest in to protect ourselves and our families?
Types of Safety Equipment
There are a number of categories of safety equipment. These are:
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Baby Safety Equipment
- Safety glasses for mowing, painting ceilings and some hobbies
- Dust masks for mowing, woodwork (especially MDF) handling potting mixes, chemicals and fertilizers.
- Gloves for hazardous cleaning materials, gardening, handling sharp objects or when using knives and cutters.
Child Safety Equipment
- Baby monitor to alert you if you are in another room to your baby.
- Removable stair gate - Adults can easily enter the gate, but it works as an effective barrier for baby.
As your child begins to walk, more home safety equipment is required. Examples are:
Home safety equipment
- Child locks on floor level doors – this is especially important for cupboards with chemicals, crockery or plastic bags in them.
- Fire guards – around any type of heat source prevents burning or scalding.
- Bath thermometers – again to prevent overheating, scalding or even burns.
- Door jammers – to prevent doors slamming onto young (or older) fingers.
- Oven and stove guards – to prevent a child from opening an oven or pulling a pot from a stove.
- Socket covers – to prevent little fingers from electric shock.
These are things for overall safety in case of fire or accident, such as:
- RCD (Residual Current Device) – Provides a very fast power cut-off in electrical emergencies.
- Fire Extinguisher – Usually in a kitchen, in a place where it can be easily reached and activated.
- Fire blanket – Another item to be kept handy, especially in case of a fire involving fat.
- Smoke detectors – A must (by law) in every home, both ionisation and ‘particular’ types should be wired in and not reliant on batteries.
- First aid kit – A must for cuts and scrapes as well as the more serious life-threatening incidents that can occur at any time.
- Pool safety fences – To minimise the chances of children from drowning.
Choosing Safety Equipment
When it comes to keeping your home and family safe, you should ensure that you have the latest products and equipment, as well as how to use it.
It is also important to regularly check and update the equipment you already have. To help you to find the best safety equipment for your home, ask an expert.
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