Monday, August 16, 2010

Safety at Home!

Did you know that 44% of critical injuries occur at home? Did you know that you are 10 times safer at work than at home?

Safety is often forgotten when we walk through our doors to our homes. Home is our safety net, our safe haven; but when it comes to working safely and thinking about protecting ourselves, we often forget about safety measures around the home.

How often have you or someone you know or have seen cutting the grass with sandals on and no protective equipment; using a chain saw without protective equipment and proper clothing; or working in the garden without a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun.

How many of you conduct a safety audit on our homes monthly, annually or at all?

 Are your halls clear of obstacles?
 Are your hallways and walkways well lit? Do your light bulbs need to be changed?
 Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector? If yes, is it old and needs replacing?
 Do you have functioning smoke detectors?
 Do you have safety measures set up in your home such as alarm systems, secure windows, proper lighting outside around entrances, driveways etc.?

These are just a few things on a check list or audit of your home that should be checked regularly. You also need to check your appliances and pipes regularly to ensure appliance are safe and gas pipes are safe – no leaks etc.

Outside of general maintenance and checks around your home, are you prepared for an emergency at home?

You need to be prepared in case of:
 Earthquakes
 Floods
 Power Outages
 Forest Fires
 Evacuation Alerts
 Tornados
 Pandemic

Beyond Rewards safety team can assist you with home safety. We can come onsite to your home and complete a home safety inspection/audit. For more information about our home audits, to purchase our home inspection guide book or to receive a checklist of safety for your home, email us at:

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