Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is a popular time of the year for people of all ages to dress up as their favorite characters or dress to scare. No matter what your role in Halloween this year will be, whether you're a parent driving kids around or opening your doors for the trick-or-treaters, you will want to keep safety as a top priority. By following these tips on Halloween safety, you can minimize potential problems and keep every person’s fun at its fullest.
Keep Your Eyes Open
It is always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and environment when outside. Here are some things you'll want to do:
- Keep an eye on the kids. It is not just your own children that you should keep an eye out for. It is the child that may run in front of your car or may walk straight into you.
- Stay off the phone. Driving and talking on the phone are two things that are not compatible. Keep your full attention on the activities around you to keep everyone safe while behind the wheel.
- Stay connected when out of town. The holidays are a time for people to travel. If you are making the drive, consider having your trusted neighbor watch your home while you are away for the season.
- Watch out for potential fires. Candles are very popular things during Halloween. They provide the scary glow. They can also be a fire danger. Keep the flame away from combustible material, so a fire does not ruin your evening.
Remove the Obstacles
Obstacles create trip hazards which in turn can cause injury and lawsuits.
- Keep the path clear for people approaching your home. Take the time and clear the yard of sticks and things that should not be there.
- Keep all cords contained. The latest attraction to the scary yard is electronic devices designed to scare people. Keep the cords covered so little feet do not entangle themselves.
- Provide adequate lighting so people can see.
- Pets should be away from the party. Nothing ruins a good night than an animal bite or pet injury.
Haunting the House
A haunted house or haunted room adds a wonderful attraction to the evening, but there are some things you can do to ensure everyone's safety:
- Have a clearly marked entrance and exit, so visitors know where to go.
- Any person working in the home or room should be trained on what to do if there is an emergency that requires an evacuation.
- If the party has a lot of teenagers attending, make sure that there are enough adults around to keep an eye on everything.
- Provide a map of the house or room so the people know exactly where they can go and what they can do.
Halloween is a special time of the year where kids can be themselves and just have fun. But keeping everyone safe is the top priority. If you have any questions about Halloween safety or things to do to keep things safe, please contact us at Kyle Insurance Group - Affordable American Insurance or visit our website.