Safety With Electrical Outlets

Safety With Electrical Outlets

Some of the most common electrical safety hazards include power outlets that are: SparkingHave visible burn marks or smell like smokeMaking buzzing or popping soundsAre hot to the touchHave attracted ants and pestsAre outdated and require replacementAre not...

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#NBAW Electrical Safety – Home and Office

#NBAW Electrical Safety – Home and Office

From 6 – 12 May 2021, South Africans acknowledge National Burn Awareness Week. Because of the dedication to helping prevent burn injuries, Burnshield’s theme this year is electrical burns #NBAW Electrical Safety Around the Home and Office. The focus being on...

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Battery Acid – What to do when it lands on your skin

Battery Acid – What to do when it lands on your skin

It can be easy to forget that the batteries you use to power your toys, electronics, household appliances, and vehicles are actually filled with dangerous chemicals like battery acid. When a battery is damaged, liquid battery acid can leak out and put you at...

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May – National Burn Awareness Month

May – National Burn Awareness Month

South Africa has dedicated May as National Burn Awareness Month and focuses specifically between 6 - 12 May 2021, for National Burn Awareness Week. Because of the dedication to helping prevent burn injuries, Burnshield's theme this year is electrical burns....

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How To Determine The Body Surface Area Of A Burn

How To Determine The Body Surface Area Of A Burn

How to determine the body surface area of a burn is vital during the initial management of treating burn victims. The measurement of burn surface area is important during the initial management of treating victims with burns for estimating fluid requirements...

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Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires

Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together, but unattended cooking is also the leading cause of fires in the kitchen and home injuries. Being mindful while you cook, however, can go a long way to helping prevent these...

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Burnshield and the Treatment of Burns

Burnshield and the Treatment of Burns

We conducted a live Q&A with ArriveAlive and in proud partnership, they have generously shared several pages of Burnshield content on their website, focusing on the treatment of burns, threats to safety presented by fire, electricity and other factors...

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Safety, Prevention and Treatment from Burns

Safety, Prevention and Treatment from Burns

Burns in South Africa: Who is at risk? There is a high incidence of burn injuries in South Africa. The root causes of this need to be addressed, but simply being aware of the risks is enough to increase vigilance and prevention. Burns are extremely painful,...

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Meet The Burnshield Hydrogel Range

Meet The Burnshield Hydrogel Range

Burnshield Emergency Burncare Sterile Trauma Hydrogel The Burnshield hydrogel range is compact, light weight and sterile. All hydrogels can be used for minor burns and scalds. Burnshield is suitable for all types of burns: fire, thermal & scalding,...

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A New Hazard In The Home

A New Hazard In The Home

Heating tools usually make our lives much easier — a few strokes of a flat iron or twists of a curling iron and your desired look is achieved. But special care needs to be taken when playing with fire. Did you leave your curling or straightening...

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