Edited by Shalom, Robbi, Lynn, Graeme and 4 others
Most people don't want to go through the trauma of a burn, nor would they want the scarring that could result. Here are some ways to prevent burns of all kinds.
- 1To prevent burns, you must first know the causes, and how or where can you get burns.Burns can be scalds, flame burns, sunburn contact burns, electrical burns, or chemical burns.Advertisement
- 2Scalds are wounds to the skin that are caused by hot liquids, like a hot drink, hot bath, hot food and more.To prevent scalds you should;Advertisement
- Put your kettles in a safe place where no one can bump it or that it won't fall on somebody.
- Use mugs that are spill proof.
- Fix kettle cords properly so children won't play with it and that the hot water in it won't be spilled.
- When drinking hot drinks or eating hot food, make sure to blow on them first for them to cool down a little bit.
- if you have to get something hot from the microwave, to avoid scalds, always use thick cotton kitchen gloves in handling the hot item.
- 6When hands are wet with water, avoid touching electrical appliances.
- 7Electricity outlets must always have safety plugs.
- 8Keep electric cords away from children.
- 9Contact burns are caused by touching hot objects.Touching any object that is really hot can cause damage to your skin. One way to avoid this burn is not to touch any hot objects like cigarettes, hot pots, and more.
- 10Chemical burns are caused by flammable gas or liquids.When you inhale any chemical it can cause damage to your upper airways that will make you hard to breathe. To avoid this, always cover your nose when you know you are about to inhale any chemical gas or liquid.
- 11During hot weather, check the metal parts of seat belts on infant car seats in the car.If it is a bit hot, the pain threshold of the infant might not be able to take it.
- 12It is best and the safest to use charcoal lighter fluid to start a barbecue and do not add other flammable materials to the charcoal to avoid an explosion.
- 13In a camp site, remember that tents are flammable.So, inside a tent, only use battery operated lights, never candles.
- 14Keep children at a safe distance when cooking on campfires or grills.
- 15Fire extinguishers should be in the vicinity at all times.Make sure they have not reached their expiration dates.
- 16Store gasoline outside of the home in approved safety cans.The same is true with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanks which should also be stored outside the house in a cool, shaded, dry place.
- 17The lawnmower engine's temperature should be made to subside and be put off before refueling.
- 18If you have to remove the radiator cap of your car, it should be made to cool down first, then protect your face, eyes, and skin before opening.This is to avoid scalding.Advertisement
Questions and Answers
What can we do to prevent a drop of a candle?
I need to know these because I need to learn.
To prevent burns from a candle, make sure that you use candles that are encased in a glass jar. This will prevent the wax from melting onto your fingers when you move the candle. Make sure to keep the candle out of reach of children so they can't burn themselves or someone else. Finally, do not leave the candle unattended; this could cause excess melted wax to spill from the sides and burn someone.
- If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.