Small children sometimes go to places they shouldn’t and when it comes to electrical safety for kids, this should never be left to chance. From loose cabling around your home electrical appliances to warning signs on the streets, educating your children on life’s electrical safety basics is vital to ensure that they do not injure themselves. Whilst typically the adventurous child may end up with a bit of a shock and some tears, there are serious hazards to be mindful of that can lead to more damaging consequences.
By taking some very simple and inexpensive measures you can both childproof your home from hazards and make sure your loved ones are kept safe in public. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of our top most recommended electrical safety tips for kids and provided additional links to where you can find more information.
Before you start plastering your house with preventative devices, a completely inexpensive way to keep your kids safe from electrical hazards is to repeatedly educate them on the dangers of electricity. It sounds silly, but we see it all too often where parents have not educated their children and whilst they may not like being told, their safety is your topmost priority. Take a look at the most typical safety advice that you should be talking to your children about.
Let’s face it, you can’t always keep an eye on your children and providing regular electrical safety advice to your kids when playing outside is highly important to ensure that they know danger before it’s too late. Take a look at the most typical safety advice that you should be talking to your children about when playing outside.
Whilst the advice that you should provide for when your kids are at school would be similar to when they are both at home and playing outdoors, you can never be too sure what devices the school uses and it’s recommended to scope out the classrooms and school grounds. Some additional tips for when your children start school include
Now that you are done teaching your children how to be electrical safety experts, it’s time to look at the devices, wiring and plug sockets around your home. On any given day, your child may be in contact with several electrical appliances around your home making the safety of these appliances a priority for you. Take the time to brush up on our top electrical safety tips when it comes to your home appliances and electrical wiring.
If you are unsure whether your home cabling and sockets are childproof, why not enquire about an electrical safety inspection. Not only does this inspection take care of your immediate concerns, but it will also give you a wealth of advice about your home and how you can future proof the safety of your children.