Christmas is a time full of great food, drink, family, and friends. Unfortunately, Christmas can have a dark side as each year, emergency rooms fill up and treat thousands of people for holiday-related injuries.
Donesafe is here to help with a number of tips to stay safe this Christmas.
Christmas Trees & Decorations:
– When purchasing artificial trees, look for fire-resistant models that resist burning and should extinguish quickly.
– When purchasing live trees, look for freshness as they should not lose as many needles.
– Never use lit candles on or around a tree.
– Check light sets for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections.
– Before using outdoor lights, check that they have been certified for outdoor use.
– Always turn lights off when you are not at home.
– Test smoke alarms and have an evacuation plan.
– Ensure that all meats and poultry are fully cooked.
– Thoroughly wash raw vegetables and fruits.
– Keep your hands washed during food preparation.
– Always thaw meat in a refrigerator.
– Foods that require refrigeration should never be left at room temperature for extended periods.
Traveling to Parties:
– Do a thorough check of your vehicle before traveling (Tyres, Oil, Coolant, etc).
– Wear your seatbelt and ensure others do the same.
– Don’t drink and drive, organize a taxi or a designated driver.
– Ensure toys are age-appropriate, check labels for age, and safety instructions.
– Supervise children with electrical and battery-operated toys.
The Donesafe team hope you have a Merry and Safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.