Building a safe and healthy kitchen
According to statistics from the Fire and Rescue Department, in 2018 alone, RM3.31 billion worth of property was destroyed in fire-related incidents. On average, about 6,000 premises nationwide were destroyed by fire.
TIP 1 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE USE OF A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Fire extinguishers these days come with unique and stylish exteriors. Consider light-weight and portable fire extinguishers, which do not weigh or slow you down from efficiently putting out a fire. A 2016 report from the Borneo Post online quotes Osafe Fire Inspection Sdn Bhd Director Reuben Teoh who shares that as many as 80% homes aren’t equipped with fire extinguishers!
TIP 2 TAKING INCENTIVES TO CHILD-PROOF YOUR KITCHEN!
You can never be too prepared for the potential hazards in the kitchen. Stove guards, knob covers, and anti-tip brackets are a must in the presence of children. A study conducted in 2016 by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) indicates that a child dies every two weeks from fire and burn injuries. A whooping 54% of respondents in a survey reported incidents of burns and scalds at home.
TIP 3 CREATING A SLIP-RESISTANT ZONE
Had a close call slipping on wet flooring? Mop or leave your floor tiles to dry prior to using the kitchen. Get your tiles treated; otherwise, invest in a pair of flat shoes with good grip or turn to strand-woven bamboo floorings.