Home Safety

By: Allison Lardinois and Heather Bilquist


This poster is going to be about home safety. Home safety is important because there are many ways for people to get hurt. It is going to talk about all the different home safety accidents and how we can prevent them.

Common sense facts!

  • Don't put electric items by any kind of water.
  • Stay away from broken power chords.
  • Don't play with matches in the house.
  • Have working smoke detectors and keep the batteries current. A good rule is to change the batteries when the time changes (twice a year).


  • Each year, an average of 2,096 children ages 14 and under die as a result of a home injury.
  • Fires, suffocation and drowning are the leading causes of unintentional home injury death among children in this age group.
  • In the year 2004, about 2,300 children ages 14 and under, died from unintentional injuries that occurred in the home. Nearly 80 percent of these deaths were among children ages 4 and under.


  • Install smoke detectors in your home to tell you when there is a fire hazard.
  • Check your home for pieces of furniture that may have sharp corners or hard edges.
  • Alcoholic beverages should be kept out of reach for children and should be locked up if not in use.
  • Keep all plants out of reach because many are harmful and some have poison.
  • You should put safety plugs in unused electrical outlets but make sure they are not hazardous.