Home Safety Check List

MISCELLANEOUS

      HEATING

             Hot Water Tank

                                 Gas HWT 18in. off the floor

                                 Properly vented

                                 Free of storage

                                 Pressure relief valve installed

                                 Thermostat set at 120 degrees

                 Heaters

                                 Blue flame is a proper flame

                                 Orange flame improper

     combustion with high CO

 Properly vented

 Free of storage

                 Fireplaces

                                 Check condition of fire brick

                                 Approved fire screen or door

                                 Check condition of flue tile

                                 Chimney cap and screen

                                 Matches and lighters out of the

     strike zone

 Professionally cleaned

 Hearth should be 16 to 20 in.

                 Portable Heaters

 Should be UL listed/     

    approved

 Should have automatic shut

     off

 Combustibles should be kept

     three (3) feet away

                 Auto Safety

 Let radiator cool completely

     before removing radiator cap

 Do NOT try to prime open

     carburetor

 BUCKLE UP

  FIRE FACTS

 

Ž Approximately 5,700 people die by fire in the US 

      annually, and 29,000 civilians are injured.

Ž Approximately 100 firefighters die each year.

Ž Each year more people are killed by fire than all

      natural disasters combined.

Ž 70% + of all fire deaths occur in the residence.

Ž Annual fire loss is over $8.5 billion.

 

WHO IS AT RISK

 

Ž Senior citizens are twice as likely to be killed in a

      fire as any other group.

Ž People under 19 ( over 25% of fire deaths )

Ž Children under 5 ( 50% more likely to die )

Ž Deaths and injuries to men are nearly double.

 

WHAT CAUSES FIRES

 

Ž Careless smoking is the #1 cause of residential

      fire deaths. Use smoke detectors.

Ž Arson is the 2nd leading cause of residential fires.

Ž Heating is the 3rd leading cause of residential

      fires.

Ž Cooking is the leading cause of apartment fires

      and the 2nd leading cause of single family

      residential fires.

 

TOP 5 AREAS OF ORIGIN

 

1. Kitchen = 29%                 2. Bedroom = 13%

3. Living Room / Den = 8%                4. Chimney = 8%

5. Laundry Area = 4%

 

                                HOME INSPECTION LIST

 

Definition: “STRIKE ZONE”…..Anywhere a   

child can reach!

 

 LIVING ROOM

             FIREPLACE SAFETY

                         Have a proerly fitting safety

                                     screen

                                 Clean chimney regularly

                                 Make sure matches are out of

     the “strike zone”

                 MATCHES & CIGARETTE

    LIGHTERS

                 Always keep out of the “strike

     zone”

                 ELECTRIC OUTLETS

                         Do NOT overload

                                 Have child proof safety caps

                 ASHTRAYS  & LIQUOR

                         Check under and between

     cushions every night

 Keep liquor cabinets locked

 Keep all alcohol out of the

     “strike zone”

 Remember: It only takes two

     (2) teaspoons of alcohol to

     intoxicate a 30 lb. child!

 KITCHEN

             STOVES

                                 Keep clean of grease

                                 Turn handles of pots and pans

     in (out of the “strike zone”)

                 ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

                                 Make sure all appliances are

     UL listed

 Make sure cords are properly      

     placed and out of the “strike

     zone”

 Do NOT overload outlets

                 SCALDS & BURNS

                                 Cool a burn with cool water

                                  Remember: Most burns are caused

     by hot liquids

                 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

                                 Make sure extinguishers are UL

     listed

 Remember the acronym PASS

                Pull the pin

                Aim at the base of the fire

                Squeeze the trigger

                Sweep from side to side

 Regularly inspect for proper

     charge

                 UNDER THE SINK

                                 Keep all chemicals/solvents in

     their original containers

 Keep all chemicals/solvents and

     pesticides out of the “strike zone”

 Install child safety latches on

     cabinet doors

 Do NOT store food with

     chemicals/solvents or pesticides

                 EMERGENCY PHONE LIST

                                 List a neighbors phone number

                                 List nearest relatives number

                                 List your pager/cell number

                                 9-1-1

                                 Instructions given to baby-sitter

                                 A list posted by each telephone

                 PET DOORS

                                 Make sure children can’t get out

 BEDROOMS

             FIRE SAFETY

                                 Make an escape plan

                                 Plan two ways out and practice

     them!

 Have a portable fire escape ladder

 Install UL listed smoke detectors

 Have a flashlight by the bed

 Check batteries in both regularly

 Check smoke detectors annually

                 GUN SAFETY

                                 Safety lock on

                                 Bullets stored separately

 BATHROOMS

             MEDICINE CABINET

                                 Get rid of all out-dated medicine

                                 Keep child proof caps on medicine

                                 Keep all medicine in original

     container

 Remember: Medicines look like

     candy to children

 Always put away razors and blades

                 ACCESSORIES

                                 Always unplug when not in use

                                 Do NOT let cords hang in the

     “strike zone”

 Be careful when using near water!

 Do NOT put away while hot!

                 WATER SAFETY

                                 Always keep the lid down on the

     toilet

 Make sure there is no water build

     up in the bathtub and/or shower

 Don’t leave toys in the tub as a

     temptation for the children

 Make sure drains in the tub,

     shower, and sink are open

 Remember: It only takes one (1)

     inch of water to drown.

 GARAGE

             FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS,

     HERBICIDES/PESTICIDES, POOL

     CHEMICALS

                                 Store in out buildings when

     available

 Store in a safe, dry place and out

     of the “strike zone”

 Store in safety containers or

     cabinets (flammable liquids only)

 Keep in original container

     (herbicides/pesticides & pool

      chemicals)

 Store flammable liquids separate

     from other chemicals.

Y: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">     cabinets (flammable liquids only)

 Keep in original container

     (herbicides/pesticides & pool

      chemicals)

 Store flammable liquids separate

     from other chemicals.



*

City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma - © 2017 - All Rights Reserved | Site by Project A