Setting Up For "Hunt For Home Hazards"

Session Reference: 1 Topic: Setting Up for “Hunt for Home Hazards” Time Required: 1.5 hours

Note: Students can refer to their list and discuss or show how the hazard can be corrected.

A. Living Room

  1. Make sure that fireplace is covered with screen or glass doors

  2. Fireplace needs to be cleaned out

  3. Proper disposal of ashes in covered metal container

  4. Matches and lighters should be stored up and out of reach for children

  5. extension cords are for temporary use and should not be placed under carpet or in walk ways

  6. ash trays need to be deep, large and have a holder

  7. newspapers and other combustibles should be kept away from heat sources

B. Bedroom

  1. smoking materials should be kept elsewhere

  2. do not smoke in bed

  3. cords for the blinds should be out of reach of children

  4. proper medicine storage

C. Kitchen

  1. Frayed cords should be replaced

  2. If an appliance has to be jiggled so it works, replace it

  3. pot handles should be turned inward – prevent bumping into handle or child pulling pot over

  4. Towels and pot holders should be kept away from stove burners

  5. phone and TV are distracting – use a timer

D. Bathroom

  1. make sure ground fault receptacles are in use

  2. use plastic instead of glass containers

  3. store medicines out of reach of children

  4. appliances in good condition

E. Basement

  1. water heater has open area around it – no combustibles too close

  2. paints and flammable products are stored in metal cabinet

  3. electrical tools are UL listed and in good condition

F. Garage

  1. when working on vehicle in garage, have plenty of ventilation

  2. gasoline stored in proper metal container

  3. electrical garden tools are UL listed and have cords in good condition

  4. refill mowers outside

  5. pesticides are stored in original containers and clearly labeled

  6. paints, etc. are stored in metal cabinet

G. Attic

  1. Inspect wiring

  2. eliminate unnecessary combustibles




   • Identify the potential hazard areas

   • Setting up the hazards

   • Identify the hazards

   • Correct the hazard