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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Don’t sacrifice safety for fun; learn how you can stay safe this Halloween.

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many kids and adults alike, but it’s not without its hazards.  Make sure you and your loved ones stay safe this Halloween by following these simple safety tips.

Costume Safety

Choosing a Halloween costume is important for everyone on Halloween; consider some safety requirements as you decide. Make sure costumes aren’t made of flammable materials so you or your child don’t accidentally catch fire on an unseen candle or jack-o-lantern. You should also avoid floor-length costumes, as these may impede your movement and increase your chances of falling. Additionally, if your child is planning on trick-or-treating, make sure their costume incorporates a reflective feature so they are more visible to motorists.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

If your child is going trick-or-treating without you, make sure he or she is going with a group of friends that you know and trust.  Set a curfew for you child and make sure they stay in neighborhoods that they are familiar with.  Warn your children not to dart out into the street and to never enter someone else’s home.  You should also advise your children to avoid taking short cuts through backyards, alleys, or parks.  Finally, make sure your child has a cell phone to keep in touch with you or to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

Treat Safety

Once your child returns from trick-or-treating, make sure you inspect their haul carefully.  Any unwrapped, unlabeled, or homemade treats should be immediately discarded.  To prevent your children from eating too much candy, make sure your feed them before they go trick-or-treating.  Additionally, consider enforcing candy limits to make sure your child doesn’t eat themselves sick.

Decorating Safety

Whether you are decorating your home or your workplace, make sure you do so safely.  While candles cast a fun, spooky glow, they also increase your chances of a fire.  Instead, try using electric candles or other lighting options that don’t require a flame.  If you are using props, make sure they are light and made of plastic or rubber.  No one wants a real axe falling on them as they’re standing by the water cooler.  Finally, think twice about placing decorations on the ground.  Someone might not see your decorations and trip over them.

Keep these safety tips in mind to make sure everyone has a truly happy Halloween.  Another way to stay safe this Halloween is to make sure you have the right insurance protection.  To find a policy that fits your needs, contact the team at Scavone Insurance.  Our experts are ready to get your covered today!

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