Most of the drownings occur due to falling or slipping into the water.
In 2017 these accounted for 60% (25 cases out of 42) of all cases. 83% of the drown in home environment were elderly or small children. 12 people drowned in home environment where ditches, pools, ponds, wells, etc. were present. Among them were 3 small children who had been left unattended just for a moment.
Make the bodies of water near home safe and prevent children’s access with a fence:
The most commonly used fencing material is wood.
- A wooden fence is preserved better when impregnated with a moisture-resistant agent.
- Choose the colours of your home parish to paint the fence!
- Feel free to use flags of different shape and length.
- Be very careful when using horizontal fence rails as children may use them as a ladder!
Chain-link fences are mostly used as perimeter fences.
- Pay attention to secure the base area of the chain-link fence.
- The fence can be up to 1.5m high, the construction of higher fences should be coordinated with the local government.
Maintenance of wells
- If the stone or wooden structure of your well is dilapidated, it could cause a serious accident.
- Replace the rotten wooden structure or replace the crumbling stones with new ones.
- Open wells are especially dangerous and should be covered with proper lids!
- Treat the wood used to repair the well with a waterproofing product.
- Choose the colours of your home parish to paint the lid and the frames of the well!