Put hair straighteners and curlers out of reach of children when they are being used
Unplug and store hair dryers, straighteners and curlers in a secure cupboard out of reach
Store in a heatproof bag if available
Supervise children while the device is warming or cooling.
When running a bath, turn the cold water on first and slowly add hot water to get to a safe temperature
When the bath is full, turn the cold water tap off after the hot water tap. This will make sure that the tap does not get too hot
Always check the temperature of the bath water before putting a young child in the bath. Dipping your elbow or inside wrist in the water is a guide. A maximum of 40ºC is recommended for small children. Use a bath thermometer to get the right temperature
Supervise children at all times in the bathroom and never leave them alone, even for a minute
Use child-resistant taps or covers to stop children from turning on the hot water.
Hot water systems
Older homes may not have the temperature of their hot water systems controlled so that water is delivered to a safer temperature (50oC). However you can get a plumber to add a tempering device
When installing a new water heater or replacing an old one, a temperature control device must be installed restricting the temperature to the bathroom