While at work most of us know that we need to assess the safety hazards around us and document those findings. It is part of our job. We need to do this to comply with Workplace Occupational, Health, and Safety Legislation and possibly to achieve or maintain SECOR/COR.
At home things are done differently. Many people get inured at home every day doing simple tasks like painting, putting up Christmas lights, driving, gardening, etc. Why do we assess a hazard at home with less importance than at work? We would not be required to climb a ladder in an unsafe situation at work(actually it would be against the law!) unless all of the hazards were mitigated – including training, second person to hold the ladder (not including your 5 year old!), footing secured, etc.
The impact of these incidents are the same whether the event happens at home or work. A serious injury can affect comfort, ability to work, play, travel, etc, and finances.
Although you likely will never write out the hazards, it is valuable to assess each household task prior to completing it and discuss this with your family. Teaching children to assess hazards and look at the big picture will benefit them as they grow and start to encounter hazards that you are not around to prevent.