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									How to prevent burns and
         scalds.
        By Class 1
                      Burns
• 26,000 under 5’s are burnt or scalded in the
  house each year.

• A hot drink can still scald a small child for up to
  15 minutes after it has been poured.

• Every 1 ½ minutes somebody in Britain is
  scalded or burnt at home.

• Burns and scalds often require extensive skin
  grafting and plastic surgery.
      What to do in the event of a
           burning incident
• Submerge the burned area in cold water for 20
  minutes.

• Do not pull off clothing or material that is sticking
  to the burned area.

• Cover the burned area with clean non fluffy
  material. Cling film is excellent.

• Contact your doctor or local hospital
  immediately.
    How to prevent burns and scalds
•   Run the cold water in a bath first.
•   Test the bath temperature before letting children get in.
•   Install thermostats in the taps.
•   Keep saucepans at the back of the cooker when you
    can.
•   Turn pan handles to the back or side.
•   Keep electric kettles, irons and wires out of reach.
•   Always put fireguards in front of fires.
•   Store lighters and matches out of reach of children.

								
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