Warrington, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 22, 2009 -- December can bring with it a host of potential hazards. Accidents are more frequent when there are lots of people in the house, more cooking utensils to deal with and more toys to trip over.
According to a survey of patients in Casualty over Christmas, most accidents are caused by falling down stairs followed by bed related incidents and kitchen knives. Wires trailing across the floor create tripping hazards, so be sure to run it somewhere out of the way. Burn injuries are quite common, the temperatures drop fires and candles start to burn and with that, house fires and burn injuries become more common. Other main fire and burn hazards during winter are Christmas lights and decorations which account for a significant amount of burn injuries. House fires contribute greatly to the amount of burn injuries sustained and to the amount of house fires.
With the cold and bad weather conditions which can make it difficult to go about normal, everyday activities. Accidents can happen very easily through the winter months and as with any other time of the year, it is important to be aware, be prepared and to know what to do should an accident occur. All kind of incidents can happen during the winter months and it is a traditionally busy time for accident and emergency departments. A&E Departments tend to find themselves under increased pressure at this time of year as icy pavements and roads mean more people get injured and of course the cold and flu does its rounds and many people suffer with respiratory problems
It is not always possible to avoid or prevent accidents completely which is why it is so important to be prepared and to be aware. High street retailers generally only stock standardised first aid items and kits but additional and specific products can be bought online at very competitive prices.
A leading online retailer of first aid and medical items is First Aid Warehouse. First Aid Warehouse is the UKâs leading online distributor of first aid and medical equipment and accessories. First Aid Warehouse has comprehensive online selection of first aid kits, wound dressings, blankets, ice packs, other essential first aid and medical items. First Aid Warehouse is a well established all round one stop shop for high quality, great value first aid kits, first aid consumables, bandages, dressings and medical equipment such as Blood Pressure Monitors. Fist Aid Warehouse supplies for medical professionals, businesses and also the general public.
First Aid Warehouse specialises in the supply of first aid and diagnostic equipment to both the public and trade. Ordering online is easy and safe and purchases will be delivered directly to your door. http://www.firstaidwarehouse.co.uk
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