Homes should be sanctuaries of comfort and security but it is regrettable to note that millions of people suffer different kinds of injuries, with some having fatal consequences each and every year. The good news is that most of the injuries can be minimized if every adult adheres to home security measures to guarantee their safety as well as that of the other occupants at home.
Below are the five injuries common to households and which vigilance is needed to minimize or eliminate completely:
Millions of people across the country visit emergency rooms each year due to unintentional falls, making it one of the greatest concerns when it comes to home security. Falls can be minimized by being aware of the potential places they are likely to occur at home such as stairs, ramps, wet and slippery areas, cluttered hallways etc.
Poisoning is another leading concern for home security. The common forms of poisoning that takes place at homes include prescriptions and over the counter drugs as well as ingestion of cleaning and personal care items.
Fire and burns
Fire and burns are the third leading cause of injuries in the households. Most of them do occur in the kitchen and bathrooms with scalding and electrocution being the most common forms. A lot of care and caution as well as the installation of working smoke detectors is recommended as part of home security measures for curbing fires and burns at home.
This is common among young children and it includes suffocation, strangulation and choking. Most of these problems are due to unsafe sleep environment or swallowing up of small items such as toys and coins which end up blocking the airway in the children.
Unknown to many adults, it is possible for young children to drown in water that is one or two inches deep. This makes drowning and submersion a serious concern when talking about home security because it can happen in the swimming pools and bath tubs amongst other places. The best antidote to curb water drowning is to be vigilant at all times when kids are around and they can access places with lots of water that can submerge them.