SAFETY AWARENESS TIPS
Everyone Should have a safe place to live. Maximum Care Group has put together some suggestions to ensure that your home is a safe environment. You can prevent injuries by the following these safety tips.
BASIC HOME SAFETY
Keep throw rugs away from your. living space so you don't trip over them.
Keep passage ways clear of clutter
Do not use extension cords that are frayed.
Do not overload outlets.
Do not have extension cords lying across your walking area.
Don't let spilled water lay on the floor.
Install bars in your bathtub area so you can hold onto them when getting in and out of the tub.
Do not use candles in your house.
Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and make sure it is fully charged.
Install a s more detector in your home and keep extra batteries on hand.
Also keep a flashlight close by in case of poor outages.
Use a step-stool instead of a chair to climb.
Keep a nightlight on during the night.
Keep a first aid kit in your home.
Keep all mechanical equipment checked and maintained.
Keep pets in appropriate areas and parasite free.
Know what to do if a fire breaks out or there is a natural disaster. Have an emergency plan and make sure you know what to do.
Always be aware of your surroundings. don't allow anyone you don't know into your home.
In the winter, make sure someone shovels your snow and keeps your walkways and steps clear of ice and snow.
Fix any broken steps, rails, or sidewalks.
Try to keep insects or rodents out of your house. This can be done by making sure there are no holes in your screens, walls, roof, etc.
Keep all medication secure and not laying around.
Use Universal Precautions.
Keep cleaning solutions in a separate place away from any flames or heaters.
Always call 911 in case of fire or explosion. In the event of a fire or explosion, there is a possibility of additional explosions.
In case of fire, remember R.A.C.E and take the following steps:
Remove -Move participants and others away from immediate danger.
Alarm -Go to the nearest phone or fire alarm and contact the fire department.
Confine -Close doors and windows to help prevent smoke and fire from spreading.
Extinguish -Try to put out small fires only and only if you have been trained and have a clear escape route.
Be safe and happy, think and use the safety tips to avoid disasters.