Home Accidents Checklist

Falls prevention:
Bath tub mat
Hand bar in bath
Slippery carpets - nonskid mats
Keeps cords out of pathways
Keep toys or clutter out of pathways
Clean up spills immediately
Salt/sand ice immediately
Secure handrails
Convenient step ladder
Lighting in stairway





Poisoning prevention:
Drugs out of reach
Cleaning solutions out of reach
Check kitchen, bathroom, garage, closets



Other hazard prevention:
Smoke detector - minimum 1 per floor
Fire extinguishers - minimum 1 per floor
Carbon monoxide detectors - minimum 1 per floor
Second floor escape ladder
Evacuation plan
Flashlights in bedrooms
First aid kit