Published in Ciao Magazine - 07/04/13 - Bathroom Safety
Water and condensation cause slippery surfaces. The installation of non-slip mats or surfaces inside the bath, together with the fitting of grab rails at suitable positions could reduce the risk of nasty falls.
All light fittings operated from within the bathroom should be fitted with a pull cord. If a light switch is used, it should be situated outside the bathroom.
Any electric heaters should be fitted with fixed and permanent wiring. Electric heaters should be situated out of reach of the bath.
Give careful consideration when using electrical appliances near water. Placing your power sockets as far away from water sources should be considered. Ensure that appliances are unplugged after use. Should an appliance come into contact with water, always ensure that it is unplugged before touching.
Medicine cabinets or sometimes called shaving cabinets are a great way to keep medication and other dangerous products up and away from reach of children. They are usually mirrored and look great on top of the vanity.
There may be other personal risk factors relevant to you own circumstances that need to be taken into consideration.
Please think carefully and plan accordingly!
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