12 Days of Christmas Safety
Updated: Oct 19
With the holiday season approaching, it is more crucial than ever to keep everyone safe.
When individuals are fatigued after the end of the year, we often observe an increase in workplace accidents and incidents. Serious incidents can devastate families, friends, colleagues, and communities instead of allowing them to celebrate the end of the year and the holidays.
Here are 12 safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season.
1. Replace old lights and make proper use of them
The lights add Christmas happiness, but they may also be a safety threat.
Use interior and outdoor lighting as it is intended to be used, and always turn them off before leaving the house or going to bed.
Replace any light sets with damaged sockets or frayed cables.
2. Never, ever burn wrapping paper.
Remember to never throw wrapping paper into the fire. Because wrapping paper can ignite quickly and burn intensely, doing so may result in a flash fire.
3. Do not overload electrical circuits, extension cords or sockets.
A fire might start if circuits, extension cables, or electrical sockets are overloaded. Use no more than three standard-size light sets per extension cable.
4. Do not CUT CORNERS
The rush most of us are in to finish things before the end of the year is one of the key reasons for so many workplace incidents in November and December. We are more prone to cut corners when we are under time constraints. Cutting shortcuts in the job may easily lead to significant damage. By missing or ignoring critical procedures in order to accomplish a task faster, you might significantly raise your safety risk.
5. Ask for help and vice versa
Many individuals are fatigued merely by going through the motions of daily life. You may lessen your weight by asking for assistance. When you ask for help when you need it, you gain actual benefits like as connection and network building, happiness giving, stress alleviation, and overall better health and productivity. Working as a team can improve collaboration, reduce individual workloads, reduce individual stress, and boost productivity. Two or more people can collaborate on problem solving, completing difficult tasks, and brainstorming creative ideas.
6. Don't drink and drive
It's the season of Christmas parties, and the best way to keep everyone safe is to be careful with alcohol, make sure everyone has a safe way home, and everyone watches out for each other. You should also ensure that any party locations are clear of risks that might cause an accident or injury.
7. Slow down and Plan SLOWLY
With the dash to the Christmas holidays, you’re sure to have a full social calendar filled with end of year events. You might also be feeling the stress of tying projects up at work. By planning out the next few weeks, you can properly allocate time and leave a buffer for when things don’t go to plan. You’ll get visibility on what you need to do, by when, and know where you may be stretching yourself too thin. 8. Don't get SCAM
Unfortunately, the holiday shopping season is rife with deception.
While shopping, double-check that the website URL is accurately spelled—fraudulent websites with similar spelling might deceive you into providing your credit card information.
Check that the payment page address begins with "https" (the "s" stands for "secure") before you check out.
In addition, never open a link in an unsolicited email.
9. Gadgets away!!!!
Phones and tablets should be kept on your nightstand.
We all enjoy drifting off to the muffled crooning of Michael Bublé, but overheated electronics under pillows and blankets are hazardous.
10.Never leave cooking or baking unattended
Most people are unaware that cooking fires are the leading cause of house fires, and that unattended cooking equipment contributes to one-third of reported home cooking fires and half of the related deaths.
Use extreme caution while using the stove or cooktop, as well as when frying items. Stay in the kitchen at all times, even if you're baking or roasting, and set a timer to remind yourself to check on your cooking food.
11. Confirm plus chop your decorations
Examine your decorations and throw away those that are broken or worn out. Discuss the life-sized Elvis dressed as Santa statue with your aunt. It's falling apart, it's spooky, and it has to go.
12. Keep a close eye on pets and small elves (i mean children)
With so much going on, it is critical to know who is supervising children and keeping an eye on pets. You never know what they could get themselves into.
Being alert and remembering these basic 12 safety notes will help keep you and your loved ones safe this Christmas season.
From everyone at SGFIRSTAID, we wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!