February 6, 2008 at 3:12 PM EST - Updated July 26 at 5:31 AM
Keep your water heater set no higher than 50degreesC (125degreesF). Always run cold water into the bath-tub first, then add the hot water.
Keep hot liquids and containers, and electrical appliance flexes, away from the edge of tables and kitchen work-tops.
When cooking, always make sure the pan handles don't overhang the edge of your cooker
Never wear loose clothing near cookers, open fires, and heaters. Always wear short sleeves when you are tending a fire or cooking.
Be careful using microwave ovens. Steam escaping from the container can cause scalds. Foods can be just warm in one spot and scalding in another.
Never forget that portable heaters, laundry irons, electric hair curlers, and even table lamps take time to cool down after use.
Always switch off ovens and hotplates after use, and remember that they will stay hot enough to burn for some time after.
Pay attention to "flammable" and "corrosive" warnings on chemical products. Always read and follow the safety guidelines.
Never use petrol (gasoline) for anything other than to fuel an engine. Never top up a fuel tank in an enclosed space (such as a garage or shed).
Never leave a young child alone in a bathroom or kitchen, or in a room with a convector heater or an open fire. Keep young children away from hot taps (faucets) and water pipes. Never drink hot tea or coffee while you are holding a child. Keep matches, lighters, and chemicals such as bleach out of reach of children.