Virtual Home - Perma Child Safety™

See the world through a child’s eyes!

Enter the Perma Child Safety Virtual Home™ to find the most common dangers children face and how to solve the thousands of preventable injuries that occur each year. By targeting the most common hazards in the home you can significantly reduce the risk of severe injury.

Find all 15 hazards and product solutions

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A child’s inquisitive nature means that there can be many hazards around the home and potential for avoidable injuries. Here is a summary of the potential hazards on each stop of the VR tour and the preventable measures that can be added:

Hazard 1: Power Outlets

Over 100 Australian children under 15 are hospitalized from electrical-related injuries annually. One of the risks of injury in the home is from power outlets. With the power outlet unprotected, children are able to push objects inside it, thus potentially causing themselves injury.

Preventative products available:

  • Premium outlet covers – 12 pack.

Hazard 2: Harmful Chemicals in Cupboards

Approximately 900 Australian children under 3 are admitted to hospital for non-medical poisoning annually. We all have cupboards in our homes containing products with hazardous ingredients to health if ingested. Young children are not aware of these dangers. Household cleaning solutions are often stored in easy reach of children.

Preventative childproofing products available:

  • Premium Sliding Locks – 2 Pack
  • Premium Cabinet Latches – 2 Pack
  • Premium Multi Latch – 2 Pack
  • Concealed Magnetic Locks with Key – 4 Locks 1 Key
  • Adhesive Universal Flexi Locks – 4 Pack or 8 Pack
  • Premium Corner Locks – 4 Pack
  • Secure C-Locks – 3 Pack
  • Premium Flexi Safety Locks – 2 Pack
  • Flexi Cabinet Locks – 3 Pack
  • Adjustable Door Lock – 4 Pack

Hazard 3: Burns and Scalds

Approximately 3000 Australian children under 5 are hospitalized for burns and scalding injuries each year. One of the potential risks in the home of burns is children being able to reach the hob and use the controls.

Preventative products available:

  • Stove Knob Covers – 4 Pack.

Hazard 4: Burns and Scalds

Hot water scalding injuries account for over 1000 hospital admissions for children under 4 annually. This can simply be caused by children turning on a tap, unaware that touching the water could cause harm if scalding hot.

Preventative products available:

  • Mixer Tap Lock

Hazard 5: Access to Dangerous Medicines

Approximately 50,000 Australian children are treated for poison caused by unauthorized medication every year. Medication is often kept in a cupboard or drawer within easy reach of children and can cause serious harm if ingested.

Preventative childproof lock products available:

  • Premium Flexi Safety Locks – 2 Pack
  • Premium Cabinet Latches – 2 Pack
  • Premium Multi Latch – 2 Pack
  • Adhesive Universal Flexi Locks – 4 Pack or 8 Pack
  • Premium Sliding Locks – 2 Pack
  • Concealed Magnetic Locks with Key – 4 Locks 1 Key
  • Premium Corner Locks – 4 Pack
  • Secure C-Locks – 3 Pack
  • Flexi Cabinet Locks – 3 Pack
  • Adjustable Door Lock – 4 Pack
  • Adhesive Corner Drawer Locks – 2 Pack

Hazard 6: Harmful Chemicals in Laundry

Over 140,000 calls are made to Poisons Information Centres by parents or carers of young children annually. One of these risks in the home can be harmful laundry chemicals stored in a place where children can access them easily.

Preventative products available:

  • Concealed Magnetic Locks with Key – 4 Locks 1 Key
  • Premium Flexi Safety Locks – 2 Pack
  • Premium Cabinet Latches – 2 Pack
  • Premium Multi Latch – 2 Pack
  • Adhesive Universal Flexi Locks – 4 Pack or 8 Pack
  • Premium Sliding Locks – 2 Pack
  • Premium Corner Locks – 4 Pack
  • Secure C-Locks – 3 Pack
  • Flexi Cabinet Locks – 3 Pack
  • Adjustable Door Lock – 4 Pack

Hazard 7: Accidental Injuries

Approximately 60,000 children under 14 are hospitalized by unintentional injuries each year. There are often areas within the home that contain hazards which could potentially cause injury to children. It is therefore important to limit the risk by sometimes containing children within a safe environment.

Preventative safety gate products available:

Hazard 8: Hot Fireplace

In Australia, approximately 800 children under 4 years old are hospitalized for serious burns each year. This can easily occur if the fireplace in the home is not protected.

Preventative products available:

Hazard 9: Falling Down Stairs

FAn estimated 216,000 Australian children under 15 are admitted to hospital with injuries resulting from falls. One of these risks in the home is falling down the stairs and can be easily prevented by a barrier.

Preventative products available:

  • Extra Tall Extra Wide Safe Step Gate
  • Stellar LED Baby Gate
  • Black Ultimate Safety Gate
  • White Ultimate Safety Gate
  • Superior Swing Gate – Extra Tall, Extra Wide
  • Superior Swing Gate
  • Retractable Gate
  • Extra Wide Barrier
  • Timber Barrier

Hazard 10: Unsecured Furniture

Approximately 450 Australian children under 4 are admitted to hospitals for TV tip-over injuries each year. This can be easily avoided by securing the TV at the back.

Preventative products available:

  • Flat Screen TV Anchor

Hazard 11: Strangulation

Approximately 104 young children are strangled by blind cords in Australia annually. This potential danger can be easily avoided by securing the cords out of reach.

Preventative products available:

  • Adhesive Blind Cord Wind-Ups – 2 Pack

Hazard 12: Sharp Edges

Approximately 20,000 accidental injuries can be prevented annually be implementing safety countermeasures. One of these potential hazards in the home are sharp edges which can easily cause injury to children if they fall against them.

Preventative edge protector products available:

  • Adhesive Foam Edge Protector – 5m Roll
  • Foam Corner Protectors – 8 Pack
  • Ultra Soft Premium Corner Cushions
  • Clear adhesive Edge Protector – 2m Roll
  • Foam Corner Protectors – 4 Pack
  • Clear Corner Protectors – 4 Pack

Hazard 13: Unsupervised Areas

Over 200 Australian children are hospitalized for drowning accidents annually. This is one of the dangers in some homes that can be prevented if suitably protected from reach.

Preventative products available:

  • Ultimate Safety Gate
  • Extra Tall Extra Wide Safe Step Gate
  • Extra Tall Outdoor Retractable Gate
  • Stellar LED Baby Gate
  • Black Ultimate Safety Gate
  • White Ultimate Safety Gate
  • Superior Swing Gate – Extra Tall, Extra Wide
  • Superior Swing Gate
  • Outdoor Retractable Gate
  • Retractable Gate
  • Pop Up Fabric Playpen
  • Extra Wide Barrier
  • Timber Barrier
  • Playpen Barrier
  • Fire Barrier

Hazard 14: Glass Door and Windows

As many as 1500 Australians suffer from glass-related injuries each year. One of the hazards in the home is walking into unseen glass doors.

Preventative products available:

Hazard 15: Finger Jams

1500 children are hospitalized following finger pinches and jams in Australia each year. These injuries in the home are often caused by fingers becoming caught in closing doors.

Preventative products available:

  • Ultra Soft Premium Door Cushions – 2 Pack
  • Foam Door Cushions – 4 Pack

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