With Halloween approaching quickly, there are important safety tips to keep in mind for any potential hazards that could be in disguise this Halloween.
WTM Insurance would like to help better prepare families for some of the more spooky Halloween hazards.
Here are a few safety tips for adults and children alike to keep in mind this Halloween:
- Dress-Up Scary and Smart– Make sure costumes do not have any sight or hearing obstructions. Materials should not be too long as to create a tripping hazard. Avoid accessories that are sharp or have uneven edges. Use hypoallergenic make-up and make sure costume materials are not flammable.
- Avoid Road Frights: Consider decorating your car as well in order to be more noticeable to children who may be crossing the street. Drive below the posted speed limits during trick or treat hours. Watch for children in dark costumes.
- Use Treasure Map: Accompany or know which houses your children or teens are allowed to approach in your neighborhood. Only go to familiar areas and go online to make sure there are no offenders in your area.
- Two Goblins are More Scary Than One: Travel in groups and stay in well-lit areas.
- Create Accident-Free Yard Haunts: Clear all paths to the door of any debris, lawn furniture or other obstacles that could trip or hurt visitors. If you are going all out and expect a lot of visitors to view your yard haunt, additional insurance should be considered even if for the single night.
- Light up the Jack-O-Lanterns: Preferably with a battery charged light. If lit with a candle make sure they are out of the path of trick-or -treaters where a costume can be ignited.
- Candy Police: Instruct your children not to eat any candy until they have brought it home to be inspected. This gives parents an opportunity to look for any problem candy and a pick at the best candy! Never eat any unwrapped candy items. Candy should only be collected from trusted neighbors and pre-approved areas.
Have a fun and Safe Halloween!
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