Technology has greatly advanced over the years, and more young children are getting their hands on it from an early age.
Access to these luxury items is available at the tip of their fingers through mobile phones, electrical appliances, and laptops which means that a significant increase in the number of electrical items in their rooms exposes them to more items that could endanger their lives which the risks cannot be overlooked.
Research shows that 80% of children have experimented with electricity, and over 1,000 of them are injured in electrical accidents every day. These are just a few of the reasons why it is more important than ever for your children to understand the importance of electrical safety.
Children's safety precautions are universal, regardless of age; however, the risk increases with age due to their inquisitive nature.
Check around your home for any of the following concerns to eliminate the dangers now:
When you are not using an appliance, turn it off.
Keep all cords, whether plugged in or not, out of the reach of children. Unplugged appliance cords that are not connected to devices such as phones or laptops pose a significant risk because children may place them in water or even their mouths.
Keep all heated appliances, such as irons, hair dryers, and straighteners, out of sight and reach of children.
Use socket covers sparingly. Keep in mind that regular outlets are regulated and safe.
Check that your consumer unit has residual current device (RCD) protection. Residual current device (RCDs) protects against fatal shocks and reduces the risk of fires.
Keep all alcoholic beverages away from electrical items.
These are just a few ways that you can protect your child from electricity in the home. Spend some time today to review your home and the potential hazards. Electrical hazards can be a hidden danger, if you need help protecting your children, have an expert electrician review your home. We can help to identify dangers and protect against them.
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