It is common knowledge that young children are exposed to the internet in the current digital era. Even though the internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, learn, and interact, there are risks associated with it, especially for young people. Keeping your children safe online is one of your top responsibilities as a parent. We’ll look at some useful advice for keeping your kids safe online today, so read on and learn more.Continue reading “How to Keep Your Kids Protected Online”
3 Effective Ways To Improve Warehouse Safety
Workplace safety is a key issue in the UK and beyond, with Statista data reporting that about 142 workers died due to fatal injuries in their work environments in the country. Warehouses are one of the most vibrant work environments in the UK, so they are naturally accident-prone zones. Consequently, it is prudent to find ways to make your warehouse as safe as possible to prevent accidents, such as wearing a half face respirator when chemicals are being used. Here are some of the best ways to boost warehouse safety.Continue reading “3 Effective Ways To Improve Warehouse Safety”
Ways to Reduce Your Home Insurance Premium
Buying home insurance is a great idea for many reasons, not least of all the fact that you will be covered in the event of any theft or accidents. Shopping around and finding the best policy for you is always going to be one of the best ways to ensure that you get a good price and a good value policy, but there are things that you can do in and around your home which will also help to bring your insurance premiums down, especially if you live in area which is identified as a higher risk. Here are five things that you can do to keep your premiums down:Continue reading “Ways to Reduce Your Home Insurance Premium”
How to Secure Your Home
It’s only natural that, as a homeowner, you’ll worry about break-ins. As covid restrictions look set to end entirely, more and more time is spent away from home, and an empty home can invite intruders when not properly secured.
Whilst crime statistics show that burglaries have steadily gone down over the years, a break-in is a traumatic event. There is a lot that can be done around the home to help disrupt and dissuade any potential opportunists.Continue reading “How to Secure Your Home”
Five Reasons to Have a Lift Installed at Home
If you’re like the vast majority of us, living in a modest three bed semi detached house, you may think that having a lift for the home is utterly ridiculous. There are however quite a few reasons for having a lift installed, even if you don’t live in an expansive mansion. Here are five reasons that you should consider before thinking about having a lift installed at home.
While you and everyone living in your home may be perfectly able bodied at the moment, there may be a time in your future where accessibility is an issue. Having a lift installed means that even if you’re wheelchair bound, there won’t be areas of your house which suddenly becomes inaccessible to you. Lots of people even move home if they start to need a wheelchair, to a property which is on one level, however this won’t be an issue if you have a lift.
It might surprise you to know that having a lift in your home is actually a boost to your safety for a couple of different reasons. If you replace the stairs with a lift you reduce the risk of accidents caused by falling up or down the stairs, which is a common place for people of all ages to break bones and hurt themselves. More than 100,000 elderly people are treated for injuries resulting from stair falls every year and one of the most common injury from falling down the stairs is a broken hip, which can be devastating.
Another safety aspect to consider is that some lifts can be locked in position or prevented from reaching certain floors of the house. This means that if everybody is sleeping upstairs, you can lock the lift while you’re up there and if you don’t have an additional set of stairs no one would be able to get to the upper floors of your house while you sleep.
The old adage of pride coming before a fall is extremely accurate when it comes to age related mobility issues. Many people don’t like to admit that they need help getting around the house as they get older. Having a lift installed at home in place of stairs means that pride won’t be an issue because mobility problems will be catered for before they even become apparent. Traditional stairlifts, where the user has to sit in a chair can look clunky and incongruous in the home and many elderly people don’t like the way this type of apparatus will make their home look.
While many of the practical aspects of having a lift in your home speak for themselves there is also the issue of aesthetics. If your home has a modern look to it then a sleek lift will add to the overall appearance. Walking into a house which has a proper lift installed will never fail to impress and it could give your home a high end look and feel.
One of the most obvious benefits to having a lfts installed is that it can add a lot to the current value of your property. Any major renovations like this can see your house price skyrocket, so even if the initial investment is large, you’ll likely see it returned if you ever sell the property.