More furniture companies these days are alerting their customers to the risks of tip over dangers. You will generally find that many items of furniture come with brackets intended for fixing items to a wall. Any furniture you already own can be attached to walls also using straps or L brackets. This is an important step in preventing tip over accidents.
We all know how much children love to climb, especially on things they’re not supposed to. When deciding on what type of furniture to buy, have this in mind and choose sturdy items that are wider at the base. Keep toys or items children will want on lower shelves or drawers, also heavy items should be stored in lower places to avoid furniture becoming top heavy. Keep items you do not want children to access out of their sight instead of out of their reach. This will stop a child from wanting to climb to reach them.
Many televisions these days are fixed to walls, those that aren’t, however, can become a tip over risk. Keep the television on a low-lying stand if you can and placed far back on the unit. Any dangling electrical cords should be out of reach for a child.
Yes, safety in the home is something that requires constant thought but applying these simple suggestions will go a long way to preventing tip over accidents in you home.