We know that many of you probably see metal bunk beds as a great way to free up some floor space with a modern comfortable design that will last through the years.
Visiting children, on the other hand, are undoubtedly dizzy with excitement at the very concept of furniture that looks like a ready-made playground! Naturally this can make parents anxious, so we thought it might be helpful for us to come up with a list of do’s and don’ts to put up in your hostel.
How to Reduce the Risk of hostel Bunk Bed Accidents
Choose your location carefully
Place the bed in a corner: This will offer at least two walls to avoid falls. Entrapment in a is a real hazard with any quality bunk bed, the correct distance between a wall and a bunk bed is 70mm or less. Never allow a child under the age of 6 to occupy the top platform of a hostel bunk bed.
Don’t put the bed near a ceiling fan:
You can probably understand the reason not to put a hostel bunk bed near a fan or other hanging objects. There is an extreme hazard behind it.
Set up a night light near the ladder.
Climbing down may be tricky if it is completely pitch black at night. Why not set up a dim light at the bottom of the hostel bunk bed to allow the user a safe descent for those late night toilet stops.
Clear the floor area.
There is a risk of people falling out of bunk beds and hurting themselves on objects scattered across the ground. These hazards are minimized due to our bunk beds having stronger than normal safety rails across to keep the sleeper tucked in throughout the night, however, if the user were to fall out of the bed it is important to have clear space, as not to fall onto sharp or hazardous objects.
Check the Equipment.
It goes without saying that when you are assembling the bed, check all of the components for breakages. Also don’t try to be macho and build it without instructions, you will probably find that it will take you twice as long! Finally adopt a maintenance routine, periodically check tightness of fixing bolts, a loose joint will accelerate wear!
Educate the children
Who wouldn’t love a readymade playground where you can sleep too? However it is important to educate your children about safe bunk bed use and the importance of using the ladder rather than climbing up and jumping down, as this could cause serious injury.