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Grade 7 Pre-Technical Studies Notes Term 1

Institution: Junior Secondary

Course: Pre-Technical Studies

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Personal safety
Observing personal safety is doing activities that will protect us from accidents or getting injured.

Potential hazards relating to personal safety
Unsafe conditions or objects that harm us or cause injuries to us are known as potential safety hazards
Examples of potential safety hazards in day to day life are
1. Fires and hot surfaces which can cause burns
2. Sharp tools like knives which can cause cuts
3. Spills on floors which can cause falls
4. Poorly disposed waste such as fruit peels which can cause falls
5. Heavy objects like rocks, stones which can roll over us or fall on us
6. Items or objects that are properly kept on high shelves which can fall on us
7. Poisonous chemicals that are not store properly can harm us if we touch or drink them.
8. Poorly arranged equipments such as desks that can cause falls
9. Exposed naked electric wires that can lead to shocks
10. Poorly ventilated rooms that can lead to suffocation

Demonstrating safety while performing various tasks in the locality
Examples of task that we can do in our locality include digging, splitting firewood, pruning plants, riding bicycles
Some of the safety measures to observe while forming the above different tasks include
1. Always clean spills on the floor immediately to avoid falls
2. Keep a safe distance from your friend when performing tasks such as digging
3. Ask for help when you want to get things that are out of your reach
4. Always be alert around fire. Avoid loose clothing when near fires
5. Use kitchen gloves or a piece of cloth to hold hot kitchen tools and equipment
6. Handle different tools or equipments with care
7. Wear appropriate protective clothing when performing different tasks
Eg wear gumboots while collecting and disposing waste

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