STAY SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN EVENING
Halloween Safety Tips
Ghost, ghouls and monsters aren't the only things to be afraid of on Halloween. Accidents and mishaps can increase dramatically when children are out trick-or-treating
Halloween Costume Safety
•Wear flame retardant costumes.
•Make sure your Halloween costume is colorfast so the color doesn't run onto your other clothes if it rains.
•Hem your costumes so you don't trip and fall.
•Apply reflective tape to your Halloween costumes.
•Avoid cumbersome masks. Use make-up instead.
•Use only hypoallergenic and non-toxic makeup.
•Wear comfortable, practical shoes.
•Double tie your shoelaces so you don't trip.
•Keep your costume and wig away from candles.
•Don't carry fake swords, guns, knives or similar accessories that look authentic. Make sure they're flexible and cannot harm anyone.
•Plan your route ahead of time.
•Trick or treat in streets that you are familiar with.
•Carry a torch!
•Take along money for a phone call ( this is better than a mobile in case it gets lost or stolen)
•Wear identification that's easy to read.
•Always trick or treat in groups, accompanied by an adult.
•Stay on the pavements and off the streets. Watch carefully when crossing roads
•Walk. Don’t run.
•Don't trample through flower beds and gardens.
•Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.
•Only visit well lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.
•Don't enter any houses unless you know the people.
•Don't approach unfamiliar pets and animals. They could get very scared.
•Follow traffic signals
•Always watch for cars backing up or turning.
•Never accept rides from strangers.
•Respect other people and their property.
•Be polite and say "thank you."
•Don't eat any candy until it's inspected
•Avoid any sweets that has loose wrappings or is unwrapped. Be aware of nuts if you have an allergy.
•Small children should have their sweets inspected by an adult before they eat it
•Report any suspicious or criminal activity to an adult or the police.
•Consider having a party at home instead of Trick or Treating.