Safety Tips Don’t leave hot drinks within reach of curious little hands.
Don’t hold a baby or young child while holding a hot drink. Or pass a hot drink over their head in case you spill it.
Treat your hair straighteners like you would your iron and always keep them out of young chidren’s sight and reach.
Use a kettle with a short or curly flex. Keep your kettle pushed to the back of your kitchen work surface.
If warming your baby’s milk, always shake the bottle well, and then pour a few drops on the inside of your wrist. It should feel lukewarm not hot.
When you are cooking, use the rings at the back of the cooker. And turn pan handles towards the back. This way they can’t be grabbed by little fingers.
When you are running a bath, put the cold water in first, then the hot.
When bathing a baby or toddler, test the bathwater first with your elbow- the water should not feel hot or cold.
Replace your chip pan with a thermostatically controlled deep-fat fryer or use oven chips. If you can’t give up your chip pan, never fill it more than one third full of oil.
If your chip pan does catch fire, don’t throw water over it- it will explode! If it’s safe to do so, turn off the heat. Then get out, stay out and call 997 for the Fire Service in Dubai.
Keep matches and lighters where young children can’t see them or reach them.
Use fireguards to stop babies and young children falling onto fires or heaters.