The home presents many different potential hazards, including fires, falls and natural disasters; being aware of these safety hazards in and around your home can help you better understand how to keep yourself and your family safe in the event of an accident or emergency. Basic safety and emergency preparedness may make the difference between a happy and healthy home, and a tragedy; through general home safety implementation, families can be more aware of potential hazards and take the necessary precautions to help them feel safer in their homes.
For all different types of families, including those with small children and older adults, proactive home safety can be easily incorporated into a daily routine with minor adjustments. Small changes, such as unplugging electrical appliances when they are not being used, or keeping areas free of clutter can make a big difference in the overall safety of your home and understanding common home hazards before they happen is critical.
Arming yourself with knowledge is the first step to a safer home.