It’s the most magical time of year! Children wait with excited anticipation for Santa to visit. Families get together, sharing laughter, food, and memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s a time to cherish. When accidents happen around Christmastime, it is even more devastating simply due to the near fairy-tale vibe of this time of year. Keep your holidays merry and your days bright and safe with these 12 days of Christmas safety tips!
“I’ll be home for Christmas” Prepare your car for the hours of Christmas carols as you drive to Grandmother’s house. Build an emergency kit and include items such as blankets, jumper cables, road maps, shovel and extra clothing.
Santa’s sleigh and reindeer may be equipped to travel through snowstorms, but for us humans – avoid driving in a storm. If you must travel in bad weather, let someone know where you are going and when you expect to arrive. “My mother will start to worry… my father will be pacing the floor…So really I’d better scurry… maybe just a half a drink more”
“May your days be merry and bright!” It’s hard to feel merry while nursing a flu. If you do get sick,help prevent the flu from spreading. Stay home, cuddle up with a blanket and Christmas movie, wash your hands with soap and water as often as possible or use an alcohol based hand rub.
Maybe, just maybe, it’s layers – lots and lots of layers – that Santa is sporting. Leaving room for just one more plate of cookies and milk! When it’s cold outside, layered lightweight clothing will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat.
Stay safe while roasting chestnuts on an open fire. Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you do leave the kitchen, even for a very short period of time, be sure to turn off the stove.
The greatest gift of all is life – make sure to get your first aid and CPR/AED training!
Designate a driver or skip the holiday cheer. Don’t drink and drive – limits have tightened lately, so even one glass is too much!
‘The weather outside is frightful, but in here it’s so delightful’. Heat your home safely – never leave portable heaters or fireplaces unattended, and be sure to install smoke alarms!
“Baby it’s cold outside’ If there is ice, be sure to salt your front step
to avoid slipping and falling and hurting yourself!
Cut down on your heating bills without being a Grinch. Get your furnace cleaned and change the filters. Make sure your furniture isn’t blocking the heat vents
“I’ll be home for Christmas…”. Going home for the holidays? Travel safely. Give your full attention to the road — avoid distractions, please don’t text and drive and wait for the Christmas drinks until you actually arrive home.
Resolve to be Ayrton Ready in the New Year. Get ready now for emergencies in the coming year by scheduling your safety training and consultancy today!