The specialist in child safety
In 1960, child experts stated that, ‘’it is now generally recognized that accidents constitute a major problem in public health’’. This marked the beginning of the rising awareness for child safety. This view has been confirmed by the World Health Organization’s regional office for Europe who cited injury had become the leading cause of death in developed, high-income countries. In developing countries the acknowledgement of child injury as a major problem is more recent. However reducing child injuries is possible: Experience and research have shown that most child injuries are avoidable in all countries.
Today we are witnessing an increase in the number of regulations ensuring the well-being of children at kindergartens and schools in many countries that seek to reduce the often dramatic impact of child injury including fatality and enormous financial cost. This uptick of course makes kindergartens and schools safer than ever before but it also raises a lot of concerns for the child-care professionals that have to ensure compliance with the children’s need for fun and adventure.
Nowadays, there are companies that try to make creating a safer world for our children as easy and worry-free as possible: Here are the top 5 risks for child safety and how to avoid them.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of fatality among children under the age of five. Toddlers are facing the highest risk as they have already gained more mobility than babies but are still in development. An average of two children drown each day in the United States – research from Virginia showed, over the last decade 34% of drownings occurred in home pools and 29% in bathtubs. Even if children are already able to swim, they are often not strong or aware enough to steer away from dangers in the water.
Children are especially at risk of getting burns since their skin is more sensitive and they do not yet have a clear idea of what is dangerous for them, therefore, they need extra protection.
Over 2 million poisoning incidents were reported to poison control centers in the USA in 2014. Young children have a tendency to put everything in their mouth which is part of their natural development. In Victoria, Texas at least eight children a day receive medical attention after swallowing poison – the most common causes are medicines and household products.
Falls are the most common cause of injuries for all ages reported in hospitals. When a child starts to learn how to walk they naturally increase the risk of falling dramatically. Usually, this results in nothing more serious than a bruise or scratch, however, a hard fall can lead to fractures, cuts, or head injuries.
Falling accounts for 4.2% of child injury deaths over the world. One of the top risks is falling through an open window: In France, more than 250 children suffer this fate each year, leading to fatal injuries in 10% and permanent disabilities in 40% of the case. The same is true for the United State where 300 children younger than the age of five are injured annually due to falls from windows, a risk that is even grater during spring and summer time.
Arte Viva Corner Guard range to prevent children from hurting themselves bumping into edges:
Made from safe, bite resistant, soft plastic to shield off corners
Prevent children from falling through windows:
A window restrictor that prevents children from opening the window
Other safety products:
Safe Coat Hook
Prevents children from head injuries if they bump on the hook, it is colorful with a playful design and children can customize it
Child Safe Mirrors
Empowers kids to discover themselves, their faces, and expressions in a safe way. You can use the Static Smiley to customize the mirror.
About 30,000 people each year rush to the emergency room in the US due to fingers being pinched in between the door and the door frame, with children being the more at risk. In the age group of the under four year olds, 3 out of 4 amputations resulted from fingers that were trapped in a door. Door finger guards have been made mandatory in a lot of countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and Spain where they have proven their efficiency to prevent avoidable fingers injuries.
Arte Viva offers different door finger guards solutions for door:
Finger Alert 110°
Transparent door finger guard that comes in different lengths, sold as a set of two pieces and can be installed very easily in 5 minutes thanks to the adhesive profiles.
Finger Alert 170-180° Professional
For doors with a larger opening (up to 180 degrees), comes in anthracite, brown and white and in different lengths. The set comes in 4 different parts and is still super easy to install within 5 minutes with adhesive. You can also use screw for a better installation.
Finger Alert Extreme
For extreme wide openings and special doors
Our latest solution: Finger Alert Door Slam Stopper
Prevents the door from slamming by blocking it. The metal door stopper is installed on the top part of the door frame absorbing the heaviest blows. If the door is closed properly, the anti-slam will not block the door and it will close normally