We all know that planning for something bad to happen before its even happened, can often be quite stressful, especially if you’re having to explain the protocols to your little ones. Being a family owned business, we understand the pressures – So we’ve found a few tips that you can use to make sure your next emergency situation is lead with an element of control.
Whether this is something that is stuck to the door of your fridge or accessible from a cell phone, make sure your kids know know how to gain access. Even better – Teach your child to memorise important contact numbers (i.e., police and ambulance).
Make sure your child knows who to react in a home emergency. It is very important to ensure your child is able to state their full name, age and address as well as the contact details of his/her legal guardians.
Be familiar with the family escape plan – Know what measures need to be in place in case of a burglary, fire or any other emergency situation. Always ensure you child knows the quickest way to exist the house if the need happened to arise (example, in instance of a fire) and to have a designated ‘meeting space’ upon exit.
Make sure your child understands how to operate your home security system.
Make sure your child knows:
Consider installing a CCTV system. This is especially helpful to assess a situation outside or in the house – Rather check your cameras, access if there is any threat and then make the next action.
Children under the age of 6 years old, should always be supervised while taking a bath or swimming/ playing near a pool.
Water safety tips:
Be aware of food allergies. Through clear communication, you can help you child understand the difference between safe and unsafe foods, as well as the dangers of consuming foods which can negatively impact their health.
Steer clear of the medicine cabinet. Ensure all medication is stored in a locked cabinet
Heavy items which aren’t mounted to a wall, like an unsteady television set or bookshelf, can cause serious injury to a child if climbed on. Ensure your child understand the dangers of items around the house that they may not think could cause them harm.
Your child may be curious and try to experiment with matches or gas lighters found around the house, be sure as the parents to warn your kids that it is never acceptable to play with fire, even if an adult is present at home.