Since the start of the pandemic, more people than ever have started thinking about the importance of safety in their daily lives. This is reflected in the size of the safety equipment industry, valued at around $11 billion at the present time.
COVID-19 has us all buying up face masks like they’re going out of style, but how many of us extend our newfound cognizance of personal safety to other kinds of risks around the home?
Very few, we’re willing to bet. So with that in mind, here are the top 3 pieces of safety equipment everyone should have, no matter what!
1. A Fully Stocked First Aid Kit
Obvious, right? But how many of us actually have one? Exactly.
So what does ‘fully stocked’ actually mean? It means bandages, gauze, antiseptic stuff, and ointments. But don’t be afraid to tailor your first aid kit to your precise needs or the needs of your loved ones. You can even get kits that include things like CPR breathing masks and whistles, for when you need to get help right away.
Whatever you need, a first aid kid is a vital piece of personal safety equipment and it should definitely be on your safety equipment list.
2. A Fire Extinguisher
Another obvious one that pretty much no one has. A fire extinguisher is absolutely vital in the event of, well, fire.
When looking into fire extinguishers, make sure you get ones that are suitable for the rooms they’re in. Different types of fires need different types of extinguishers, so make sure your fire safety equipment is matched up to the task it will have to perform.
For example, get a water-based extinguisher in rooms with lots of wooden furniture. A room stuffed to the gills with electrical equipment, on the other hand, will need a foam-based extinguisher.
It’s not just a good idea, using the wrong extinguisher on the wrong kind of fire can actually make the fire worse!
3. Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. You can’t see or smell it, but if it builds up in your home then your life is seriously at risk. That’s why gas detection equipment is so important.
With that in mind, make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector installed in the same room as any kind of gas appliance you have in your home. It could make the difference between an easy repair to a faulty appliance and a genuine risk to your life.
Safety Equipment You Need, When You Need It
That’s our list of the top 3 pieces of safety equipment that everyone needs, regardless of who you are. It doesn’t matter if you live alone, with a family, in an apartment or a house, you stand to benefit from having any or all of these items in stock when emergency strikes.
So what are you waiting for? Get out and buy them!
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