Propane safety for kids: Keep it simple, keep it fun
Posted: July 01, 2018
When it comes to powering your appliances , propane has one of the best safety records around – but that doesn’t mean you can take propane safety for granted, especially if you have children living in your home.
The question is how do you make learning about propane safety interesting enough for a child to remember what they need to do if and when an emergency strikes?
Our friends at the Propane Education and Research Council have some suggestions (you can find more on their PropaneKids.com website):
- Make your child a home inspection “Safety Ranger” for the day –Use this checklist to teach your kids which appliances use propane, where to find gas and CO2 detectors, what propane smells like, and more.
- Have your child create a sign for a “family meeting place” – Designate a location a safe distance from your home where your family will meet in an emergency, then let your children make a sign for it. You can make your own, or your can use this template.
- Have a propane leak safety drill – Role-play a gas leak, having your children practice the safety plan you’ve designed for a propane emergency.
- Make it a game –If you want to make the information stick with children, illustrate your propane safety messages with fun activities. Check out this website for Games, Coloring Pages, and More to help bring your propane safety lesson to life.
Making propane safety interesting for your children can help them remember what to do in an emergency – a knowledge that could one day save a life. Take the time to do it right – and have some fun along the way!
For more tips and activities, visit the Tools and Resources page at PorpaneKids.com.
Keep your family safe now and always – contact Parker Gas today if you have any questions about propane safety for your North Carolina home.