The excitement of Halloween is really building now! The big night is less than one week away, and it's time to put the finishing touches on costumes, make sure you have enough treats, and finishing "shrouding" your home in spook-tacular decor!!! However, prior to Halloween night, it's a good idea to review some safety tips to ensure that you and your loved ones have a spooky, not scary, Halloween.
Even if you don't have children heading out to trick-or-treat, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with Halloween safety advice. I covered Halloween Pet Safety in a previous post, however there are other steps you can take to keep yourself, and visitors to your home, safe. As well, by reviewing what safety professionals are advising parents, you can help make their jobs easier by complying with common wisdom on everything from treats to keeping your yard free of tripping hazards.
Below, you will find links to some websites that offer lists of Halloween safety tips. The Canadian Red Cross list has some cute "seasonal" references in it, and the RCMP offers two lists; one for parents and one for Trick-or-Treaters. I hope you find these links useful and informative:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Halloween Safety Tips for Parents, and for Trick-or-Treaters
- Ten Halloween Safety Tips from the Canadian Safety Council
- Health Canada offers tips for a Safe Halloween covering everything from Decorating Your House to Costume Safety
- Halloween Safety Tips From The Canadian Red Cross even includes advice on not getting run over by a run-away broom (a fun way to encourage kids not to "criss-cross" streets)