Home Safety Checklist

on August 17, 2010 No comments

Things you need to have a safe home:


  • Deadbolt locks and heavy-duty strike plates
  • Outdoor security lighting that is timer or motion-detector controlled
  • Carbon monoxide alarms & smoke detectors on every level or your home
  • Window treatments free of dangling cords if small children are present
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Childproof safety latches on cabinets that contain cleaning materials
  • Electrical outlets that are fitted with ground-fault circuit interrupters
  • Individual shut-off valves for each gas appliance
  • List of emergency numbers located prominently near the phone
  • Grab bars within easy reach in each tub and shower stall
  • Shatter-resistant faucet parts with no sharp edges
  • Anti-scald shower/tub water controls
  • Up-to-date first-aid kit
  • Fire-escape ladder (if bedrooms are above main levels)

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