Autumn’s festivities are nearly upon us so now’s the ideal time to remind yourself and others about how to stay safe. Despite most kids and adults enjoying Halloween and Bonfire Night safely, every year there are reports of accidents and injuries involving stray fireworks and burns from candles or bonfires.
Read our top tips below for staying safe in your home and while you’re out and about.
Candles and lanterns can easily be knocked over so consider safer LED alternatives.
If you do decide to use them take extra care to:
ALWAYS make sure Halloween costumes and masks are labelled flame-resistant and if making costumes at home ensure you don’t use flammable materials.
REMIND kids if their clothing catches fire to “stop, drop and roll” (stop what they’re doing, drop to the ground and roll around to extinguish the flames.)
Here are some tips if you plan to create a spooky pumpkin for your party or to display in your window:
We’d never want to dampen the excitement of children when it’s time to head out trick or treating (or adults!) but it’s worth reminding them and yourself of the following:
If you live alone, are concerned about Trick or Treaters knocking on your door or you have over-excitable pets, here are some things you can do to keep safe and calm:
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