Halloween Safety

October 24, 2018

It’s almost peak spooky season. We hope that in the midst of filling your candy bowls and carving pumpkins, you’ve also been spending time putting together a safety plan for the big night. If  not, don’t worry – we’ve gathered some tips from the National Safety Council and our friends at Travelers to help make this Halloween a safe one.

Spookify with Caution

We love houses that go all out for Halloween. Before you go setting out the Jack-o-Lanterns just yet, though, make sure you have a plan for decoration safety. This means setting up tombstones out of tripping hazard’s way, keeping cobwebs and other fabrics away from lightbulbs, and steering clear of open flame.

Always use decorations that have been tested for safety, especially lights. If you are stringing lights or plugging in decorations, never overload electrical outlets or nail through electrical wires, as this is a significant fire hazard.

Ghoul-proof your yard

If you’re expecting knocks on your door from little goblins and ghouls looking for candy, make sure your property is safe for them to swing by. Start by walking around your yard to clear any hazards including stumps, extension cords, and decorations.

Mark any holes or roots you can’t get rid of to prevent tripping hazards. It’s also a good idea to keep your walkway well-lit and doorstep bright so kids can see where they’re stepping.

Stay safe on the road!

Halloween is scary, but accidents are scarier. If you find yourself on the road this holiday, make sure you’re keeping an eye out for children in the street, especially those in dark clothing.

Exit every driveway cautiously, checking thoroughly to ensure there are no pedestrians around before you start driving. If you are a new or inexperienced driver it may be best to steer clear of driving completely on Halloween, and never drive after drinking.

Lastly, don’t be too frightened by the risks this Halloween.

It’s always important to practice caution, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun on Halloween. Just make sure you’re implementing your safety plan as you enjoy yourself! Want to chat with us about developing a plan? Let’s talk. 

Happy trick-or-treating!