The holidays are a time for celebrating and giving thanks, gathering with family and seeing old friends. As we all know, the season can be a particularly busy time, and that can make it difficult to prioritize safety throughout the home. Take a look at the safety tips listed below, remember that it’s easy to build a safety culture within your home, and apply these tips to your business or in other locations where you plan to celebrate.
Top 5 Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
The festive season, yule, the holidays—whatever you prefer to call it—is upon us. While this is a fun time of year where you get to miss a few days of work and your kids get out of school, what are the best things to do to keep your home and family safe.
· Please refrain from lighting candles or incense, smoking, or using tobacco.
· Be sure to keep your home clean and tidy so that debris doesn’t catch fire on lights, the stove, etc.
· Check your smoke detector batteries.
· Keep your home’s heating system in good working order.
· Keep your pets inside and designate areas where they can stay so that they’re away from danger zones in the house.
Applying Safety Tips Throughout the Year
Soon, the holidays will be over and the new year will be right around the corner. Because you’re gone to such great lengths to protect your home during the holidays, you can apply or adapt these tips to other parts of the house throughout the year, like:
· Always keep your doors and windows locked, especially at night.
· Check your smoke detector batteries regularly.
· Check your carbon monoxide detector batteries regularly.
· Keep your home well-lit to prevent slips, trips, and falls.
· Keep your phone and computer charged at all times.
· Check your heating and electrical systems regularly.
Stay Safe with Strategic Insurance This Holiday Season
Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, there’s no time like the present when you want to make your home safe for your guests and the family. Our team at Strategic Insurance also recommends creating a family emergency plan, keeping a fire extinguisher on hand, and keeping your children away from winter decorations. With a little common sense and some holiday spirit, everyone can have a good time this winter.