We provide support in the following ways:
- Direct support - in conjunction with the NHS professionals we provide financial support to families
- Providing equipment to NHS burns services
- Signposting - providing advice to families on how to access burn related information
- Install smoke alarms on each floor level and test regularly
- Make and practice Fire Escape Plans with the whole family
- Run COLD water first in bath or sink before adding hot water - test the temperature
- Install thermostatic mixing valves in all hot water outlets
- Keep saucepans at back of stove NOT near the front - turn handles to the back
- Keep electric kettles, irons, hair straighteners or wires out of reach
- Keep secure fire guard screens in front of open fires, heaters & radiators
- Store matches and lighters out of reach
- Store chemicals, cleaners and acids out of reach
- Drink hot drinks while nursing a baby or child
- Put a baby or child into a bath or sink until the water has been tested
- Warm baby bottles in the microwaves
- Use baby walkers - children move too quickly without control
- Allow children near BBQ’s or garden chemicals
- Allow children near fireworks
- Leave children unattended in the kitchen or near fires and heaters
IN CASE OF BURNS
COOL CALL COVER
FIRST AID ADVICE FROM THE BRITISH BURN ASSOCIATION
- Cool the burn with running cold tap water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewellery (unless it is melted or firmly stuck to the wound).
- Call for help: 999, 111 or local GP for advice.
- Cover with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.
A pdf of our HOT WATER BURNS LIKE FIRE leaflet containing safety and first aid guidance can be downloaded. If you would like a supply of these, please contact us.
No liability can be accepted by the Children's Burns Trust for the consequences arising from following this advice which is offered for general guidance only to help reduce the risk of serious injury caused by burns and scalds. This is not a medical helpline, but a point of information and contact to help you find the appropriate pathway of support.