Checklist

Kitchen Equipment

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

Do you have a smoke detector located in the kitchen?

Are appliances, plugs and cords in good condition?

Are cords of appliances not dangling or lying across traffic areas?

Do your appliances have short cords that do not dangle over the kitchen counter?

Are long telephone cords off the floor?

Do you use the back hot plates and turn pot handles around to prevent pots being pulled from the hot plates?

Are matches, knives and other sharp objects stored in a place where a child cannot reach them?

Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a safety latch?

Are cleaning products, chemicals and medication stored in a locked cupboard?

Is the garbage can behind a cabinet door with a safety latch?

Are all appliances unplugged when not in use, with cords far from reach?

Is the cabinet under the sink free from cleaning supplies, dishwasher detergent, and dishwashing liquids?