Staying Safe in Your Kitchen – Infographic


The kitchen is a high-traffic area of your home, with every resident likely to pass through it or occupy it several times throughout the day. Whether it’s cooking dinner, preparing ingredients or setting up electrical appliances, kitchens tend to be the hub of activity in a home, and it is also the area where accidents are most likely to occur, some of which can be fatal.

The potential accidents in the kitchen readily come to mind – slicing yourself with a knife, spilling boiling hot liquids over yourself, hitting your hands off piping hot surfaces, slipping on an undetected liquid spillage, tripping over wires. These dangers can be exacerbated when you have small children racing around the room, oblivious to the numerous hazards just inches away from them. It’s no surprise, then, that almost half of all house fires stem from the kitchen.

What can be done to make our kitchens safer? As this infographic from Pennywell (http://www.pennywell.ie/) shows, it’s largely down to us humans being very careful when occupying the room. Simple measures such as keeping sharp objects and chemical-filled substances away from children, or having a fire extinguisher close at hand, will rapidly diminish your chances of being injured or killed in a kitchen accident. There’s plenty more sensible safety tips in the infographic below.

 

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