11.Furniture ・ Electric appliances ・Furniture from toppling over

Even if your building survives the earthquake, falling or toppling furniture may injure you or block your evacuation route.

●Fix a chest of drawers or shelf to a bar on the wall or a pillar using an L-shaped metal bracket.
●Attach a stopper to a drawer or to hinged double doors to ensure that contents won't be flung out.
●Reinforce glass doors by attaching anti-scattering film.
●The best method varies, depending on the type of wall or furniture. Select the best method for your house or furniture.
●Some local municipalities offer support by attaching fall-prevention fixtures for furniture at no charge, or by granting subsidies to have the work done. Ask your local municipality for details.