Christmas is just a week away and most offices and places of work will have their decorations up and employees in the festive spirit!
And with many employees taking extended time off over the holidays and some places of work shutting down we thought we would share some electrical safety and general tips and advice for staying safe to really enjoy your Christmases however and wherever you celebrate it!
We brought you Part 1: Christmas Electrical Safety Tips on Wednesday – read Part 2: Stay Safe at Home this Christmas below…
- Make sure you buy children’s gifts for the correct age group and from reputable retailers, and ensure they comply to safety standards
- Remember to buy batteries for toys that need them – that way there won’t be temptation to remove batteries from safety devices like smoke alarms
- Look out for small items that could pose a choking hazard to young children, such as button batteries
- Keep decorations and cards away from fires and other heat sources such as light fittings and don’t leave burning candles unattended
- Remember, Christmas novelties and decorations are not toys and they do not have to comply with toy safety regulations – place them high up and out of reach of young hands
- Give yourself enough time to prepare and cook Christmas dinner to avoid accidents that come from rushing, and wipe up any spills quickly
- Have scissors handy to open packaging, so you’re not tempted to use a knife, and have screwdrivers at the ready to assemble toys
- Falls are the most common accidents so try to keep clutter to a minimum and make sure stairs are well-lit and free from obstacles.
And so so important; whether you are working or at home… Do not drink and drive, and plan long journeys so you won’t be driving tired 🎄