3 Essentials for a Safe Home

Creating a safe home is critical and should always be thought of with planned efforts to prevent any possible damage and reduce stress. Let’s take a look at various safety essentials every household should aim to have and some information about each of them.

As you are reading through, you can mentally check off each one as already done in your own home, but if not, look at getting them as soon as possible. You can’t brush this kind of thing under the carpet or leave for the future as it concerns your family’s safety and well-being. We recommend that it is always better to be safe than sorry!

Here are 3 essential items every household should have with them

Fire Extinguishers

In around 80% of all major fire incidents, a simple portable fire extinguisher could be all that is required to douse the fire and prevent significant damage. Statistics have shown that 60% of all fires go unnoticed, and regular fire safety protocols could reduce the risks of serious fires spreading. This indicates that large fire spreads can be handled easily with just a portable fire extinguisher!

Some other significant benefits of fire extinguishers are
• Fire extinguishers protect the environment
• Fire extinguishers subconsciously raise alertness
• Fire extinguishers protect schools, hotels, & other settings
• Regular fire drills reinforce and encourage fire safety discipline

First Aid Kit

Keeping a first aid kit ready in your home can quickly aid in the care of an injury and save unnecessary trips to the emergency room or hospital. A comprehensive first aid kit with required essential supplies can help clean wounds, prevent the risk of infection, and assist the gradual healing of minor injuries such as a sprain.

Here are a few important things to include in your first aid kit
• Band-Aids
• Hydrogen peroxide
• Thermometer
• Emergency contact numbers
• Sterile gauze pads
• Adhesive tape and bandages
• Triangular bandages
• Safety pins
• Scissors
• Tweezers
• Disposable non-latex gloves
• Antiseptic wipes or soap

Emergency Supplies

An emergency like the name suggests can hit any township and household at any given time. If a major power cut during a snow storm or natural disaster occurs, you must be prepared and have access to your household’s emergency supplies.

A few major items to have at your fingertips during an emergency are
• Blankets
• Shelf Stored Food
• Matches
• Candles
• Whistle
• Prescription Medication
• Toilet Paper
• Bottled Water
• Flashlight & Batteries
• & More