How Safe Is Your Home?

Take this home safety quiz to see whether your house is safe and secure for your family's well-being.

Quiz

Take this home safety quiz to see whether your house is safe and secure for your family's well-being.

1. In your house, smoke alarms are installed:

  • Only in the kitchen.
  • One on every level of the house.
  • I don't need a smoke alarm.

2. How often do you test your smoke alarm battery(ies)?

  • Every month.
  • Every six months.
  • Every year.
  • Never.

3. In order to help prevent a chimney fire, you get your chimney inspected:

  • Once every three years.
  • Never.
  • Once a year.

4. The most common cause of fires in the home is cooking accidents. Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen?

  • Yes.
  • No.

5. Have you read the directions so you know how to handle a fire extinguisher properly?

  • Yes.
  • No.

6. If you are a gun owner, how do you store your guns?

  • In a locked, out-of-reach area, with ammunition locked up separately.
  • Loaded, in a glass display case.
  • Loaded, under my bed.
  • I don't own a gun.

7. The most common cause of accidents in the home is falling. To reduce the risk of falling in your home you:

  • Just keep a good eye on everyone.
  • Make sure there's nothing on the floor to trip over.
  • Have no-slip grips on rugs and handrails, and well-lit hallways, rooms, and stairways.
  • All of the above.

8. To reduce the risk of falling in the shower or bathtub you:

  • Don't shower.
  • Have a tub mat in the tub and a bath mat with a non-skid bottom on the floor.
  • Make sure kids are supervised and adults are cautious.
  • Both B and C.

9. Carbon monoxide is commonly known as the "silent killer," which can come from faulty furnaces or space heaters. How often do you have your furnace inspected?

  • Once every five years.
  • Every six months.
  • Once a year.
  • Never.

10. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. Have you tested your house for radon since moving in?

  • Yes.
  • No.

11. Do all of your electrical outlets have faceplates?

  • Yes.
  • No.

12. Do your electrical outlets have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)? This is a tool that protects you from a dangerous shock when water and electricity come together. Do all of your outlets have GFCIs?

  • Yes.
  • Some do, some don't.
  • Never heard of them.

13. Medicines and cleaning products account for a large percentage of child poisonings. How do you store your medicines and cleaning products?

  • I leave them out in view by the sink.
  • I place them in a drawer or cabinet.
  • I store them in an out-of-reach area with child-proof locks.

14. Do you have emergency numbers easily accessible next to the phone, in case of an emergency?

  • No.
  • Yes.

Your Results:

1. In your house, smoke alarms are installed:
I don't need a smoke alarm.

2. How often do you test your smoke alarm battery(ies)?
Never.

3. In order to help prevent a chimney fire, you get your chimney inspected:
Once a year.

4. The most common cause of fires in the home is cooking accidents. Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen?
No.

5. Have you read the directions so you know how to handle a fire extinguisher properly?
No.

6. If you are a gun owner, how do you store your guns?
I don't own a gun.

7. The most common cause of accidents in the home is falling. To reduce the risk of falling in your home you:
All of the above.

8. To reduce the risk of falling in the shower or bathtub you:
Both B and C.

9. Carbon monoxide is commonly known as the "silent killer," which can come from faulty furnaces or space heaters. How often do you have your furnace inspected?
Never.

10. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. Have you tested your house for radon since moving in?
No.

11. Do all of your electrical outlets have faceplates?
No.

12. Do your electrical outlets have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)? This is a tool that protects you from a dangerous shock when water and electricity come together. Do all of your outlets have GFCIs?
Never heard of them.

13. Medicines and cleaning products account for a large percentage of child poisonings. How do you store your medicines and cleaning products?
I store them in an out-of-reach area with child-proof locks.

14. Do you have emergency numbers easily accessible next to the phone, in case of an emergency?
Yes.

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