Additional Tips

When considering safety in the home it’s a good idea to think about other appliances and devices which could compromise your safety. These include:

  • Making ironing safer by using a cordless iron which switches off after a set time, or try and use a tumble dryer if possible.
  • Ensuring that the battery in your smoke alarm is charged annually.
  • Keeping ASMs out of reach of children.
  • Avoiding use of ladders, or climbing heights, particularly if your seizures are not well controlled.
  • Consider using safety gates, such as the ones used to prevent children from accessing dangerous areas, at the stop of stairs.
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