ESFI was recently featured in an article that explored various strategies and modifications that can be implemented to transform your kitchen into an accessible and inclusive space. Here is an excerpt from that article from Porch.
What measures should be taken to ensure electrical safety in a kitchen that’s adapted for people with disabilities?
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Ranges or cooktops cause 62% of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips:
Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
Always unplug countertop alliances when not in use.
Make sure you have GFCI receptacles in your kitchen to prevent shock and electrocution.
Double-check that everything is off when you finish cooking.
Prevent fires by keeping your oven and stovetop clean of grease and dust.
Never leave the kitchen while cooking.
Never cook while sleepy, drinking alcohol, or taking medication that makes you drowsy.
Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking.
Never use a cooking stove to heat your home.