Child stair gates fail safety tests and pose ‘serious risk’

Shock as 8 out of 12 stair gates fail Which? safety tests.. exposing a "serious risk" for young children.. designed to mimic the actions of a toddler or child shaking and rattling the gate.

Footholds: Using suitable measuring devices we make sure there are no features on the safety gates such as ledges or inclined surfaces which could help a child to climb the gate. Entrapment hazards: We use test probes to determine whether any openings, holes or gaps pose finger, limb and head entrapment hazards.

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measures can reduce the risk of serious injury. 2. and immediate environment are free of avoidable hazards that might expose a child to risk of injury or harm and contain safety barriers and equipment appropriate to the. Stair gates must be fixed securely where appropriate.

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 · Outlets that are in use pose a hazard, too, as children may work the plug out enough to make contact with the metal prongs. Position furniture in front of outlets that are in use. For spots where that’s not practical, consider using child-resistant outlet covers. Stairs. If you have stairs in the home, safety gates are essential.

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challenge and often, some risk! It is our responsibility to ensure the safest environment possible. Planning for children’s safety is the most effective tool for preventing injuries. A systematic approach to planning involves: Active and Positive Supervision Safe Space Arrangement Developmentally Appropriate Programming and Activities