Any parent will tell you that kids grow up very fast. Its why its important to spend time with your children, as before you know it the time has past. Its not just the decades that go by quickly, its also the years. Let’s put it another way. One minute you are holding your new born in your hands, excited but worried at the same time about what the world may bring. Next minute your new born is not so new, and is now crawling around the house excited about anything he or she can find. And we all know that the first thing a baby does is put whatever it can find in its mouth!
In this article we present five key tips which you can implement immediately. Its important not to be lax when it comes to electrical safety. In short you could be putting yourself and your family at risk. So please read the tips below. If you would like any more information feel free to give Electrical Installationz a call.
Keep small objects out of reach of Children
Sometimes its easy to forget how dangerous small objects are for children. There is normally the general potential of choking, and this is very dangerous. But also some children seem to develop a hobby of finding small things and then putting them in plug sockets. To avoid this the first thing you should do is keep small objects out of reach of your children. Spend a couple of minutes every few hours looking around and ensuring that there are no small objects that are available to your child.
Cover unused plug sockets
Yes we know that some children try and play with electrical items that are plugged in. However plug sockets that are not in use are just at dangerous. Spend some time covering those sockets so that your child cannot interact with them. The easiest way is to cover them with plastic covers.
Never keep electrical appliances in or near the bathroom
As described in previous articles, water is a very good conductor of electricity. This means that electric current can quickly pass through water. Hence water is very dangerous when combined with any electrical appliance. Keep all electrical appliances away from the bathroom. And avoid using any electrical appliances in the bathroom.
Switch off large appliances when not in use
It can be very suprising how far your child can travel in less that a minute. One minute he is in the living room, the next minute he is dangling your phone charger that you left in the front room. Appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers, or anything large should be switched off. This will eliminate the possibility of your child interacting with it in a way that it should not be interacted with.
Watch your children
Last but not least, this is one of the most important tips. Although you try to implement the controls mentioned above, there is always a risk that your child can still put himself or herself in a dangerous position. This is known as the residual risk. Hence there is no substitute for watching your children closely.