Halloween is a fun family tradition, however in-between pumpkin carving, party planning, costume making and trick or treating it’s important to stay safe over the spooky season. We’ve put together some areas to keep in mind, including; Pumpkin safety, keep your property accident free, safe driving and pet anxiety so you can enjoy the Halloween break.
Pumpkin scented (or not) candles are very popular during Halloween, so make sure to be extra careful as candles are dangerous and can cause considerable damage to your property. Pumpkin carving is a common activity this month so take extra precautions if you choose to put a candle into your pumpkin. Fairy lights, UV sticks or battery operated candles are examples of safer substitutes to open flame candles according to the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association.
Keep your property accident free
With a higher volume of children in and around your property make sure that your front garden and surrounding areas are clear of accident prone hazards. Turn on any form of outdoor lighting you have available so that the ‘trick or treaters’ can navigate their way safely to your front door to get their treats! If anybody is setting off fireworks near your home, be sure to ask them to move further away to avoid any accidents.
Driving at Halloween
On Halloween night there may be a higher volume of trick or treaters out on the roads running from door to door collecting their treats. As a driver, be extra vigilant and mindful of any children not adhering to the safe cross code.
Many of us have pets at home who do not share our enthusiasm for Halloween. Fireworks and loud noises bring anxiety for most pets. Why not read our guide to looking after your pet this Halloween.
*This article is for general information purposes only