Safety in the kitchen: the rules to follow

Safety in the kitchen: the rules to follow

The kitchen is a room where the risks are multiple. Water and electricity come in, dangerous tools, harmful or deadly cleaning products. Whether it is for you or your children, this room, often the heart of the house, is full of dangers that must be kept in mind in order to properly minimize the risks and ensure the protections accordingly. Find more articles on the theme: Work quotes for a kitchen installation

Sharp or dangerous tools

Among these tools, table and kitchen knives, blades of household robots, glasses including shards, to name a few, are all elements that make up your kitchen and that could prove dangerous for you or your children. Sharp tools must therefore be placed in drawers ensuring perfect safety, you can then consider blocking systems that do not allow your young children to open them. For anything that could break when falling, especially the glasses, you will place them, if possible, in height. Likewise, the projecting corners of the furniture will be protected to prevent your child from bumping into it.

Dangerous products

In all the houses, and more particularly the kitchens, are stored various cleaning products which can prove to be dangerous. You can find a first indication of the degree of nuisance of these products by consulting their labels. If you want to keep them in your kitchen, prefer a secure cupboard or better, place them in a tall cupboard. For low cupboards that would not lock, install a door blocker, either around the door handles, or inside your furniture, for aesthetic reasons. Another mistake not to make, transfer a toxic product to a container other than the original, the consequences could be dramatic.

Heat and electricity

Among household risks, electrocution is in good place. As in a bathroom, the electrical connections must be at reasonable distances from the water. Likewise, avoid leaving electrical devices connected that do not require it connected. Another risk is burns. If this risk is common for you, it is even more so for young children who will easily leave their hands lying around the cooking appliances. Fortunately, today there are cold door ovens and induction hobs that warn of these dangers. There is always the possibility of embedding the oven in tall elements, out of reach of toddlers. Likewise, some other heating appliances must be at a reasonable height or unplugged. Finally, it is useful to keep a fire extinguisher on hand to prevent the start of a fire.