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29 August 2003

Childproof your double storey home

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Danger Prevention
Double storey
Second storey window Falls Install safety catches or locks on second-story and higher windows.
Plant grass or shrubbery at the base of second storey houses to act as a cushion in case of a fall.

Stairs

Falls Make sure you have a properly fixed stair gate or barrier both at the top and bottom of your stairs.
Make sure stairs are well lit.
Balconies Falls Check the rails round your landing and balconies to make sure your child can't fall through, crawl under or climb over them.
 
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