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Fire Safety Over The Festive Season

Whether celebrating Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas or more, fire safety precaution needs to be taken this festive season. Many hallmarks of the holiday season, including decorations, cooking, baking, and Christmas trees, present potential fire hazards that...

Sun Damaged Skin

You may do your utmost best to protect your skin from the sun, and you know very well that you should be wearing SPF every day. It’s even more important to put sunscreen on before you spend time out in the sun—and reapply it regularly. But, there’s a lot going on...

WATER SHUTDOWN – How do you treat a burn when there is no water supply?

Seems as though Johannesburg and surrounding areas just can't catch a break. First they were dealt a blow with no electricity... and now there's notice for no water. Rand Water has warned customers of a water shutdown from Monday 15 November to Wednesday 17 November....

POWER OUTAGES: Safety tips for what to do before during and after

Safety tips for what to do before during and after

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burn marks or smell like smokeMaking buzzing or popping soundsAre hot to the touchHave attracted ants and pestsAre outdated and require replacementAre not...

#NBAW Electrical Safety Around the 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 the...

Battery Acid – What do you 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. When a battery is damaged, liquid battery acid can leak out and put you at risk. Battery acid on your...

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. The focus...

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 and...

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.

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 fires. Here...

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