Winter Holiday Safety Tips
The winter weather ushers in the busy, festive holiday season, which means there are lots of activities and celebrations to attend. With so much commotion and wintery fun, it’s important to be aware of the potential hazards that are most common during this time of year. Accidents can happen when you least anticipate them, especially during the chaotic and blistery winter months. Avoid hazards and stay safe with our winter holiday safety tips below.
Outdoor Safety in Winter
With intense and unpredictable weather, it’s crucial to be prepared. And as a homeowner, it’s your reasonability to maintain safe pathways near your property by removing snow and ice. So make sure to have the necessary equipment on hand and ready to go. Remember to shovel sidewalks, walkways, and steps to keep them clear. Place salt down frequently to provide traction when walking. And if any railings near your steps are loose, fix them so they won’t be hazardous.
Indoor Winter Safety
During this time of year, most home interiors are decked out with holiday decorations. But with so many features and lights, it can become dangerous if they’re not installed properly or are defective. Each year, remember to avoid overloading your electrical outlets and never use lights with faulty or exposed wires. Be extra careful when getting up on a ladder to hang decorations and ask someone to spot you while you’re on the ladder. Above all, never leave candles or the fireplace unattended when they are lit.
Winter Safety When Driving
It’s important to slow down and be extra cautious and courteous of other drivers during the winter. Make sure to winterize your vehicle to prepare for those winter storms. Have winter tires installed on your vehicle. Top up the fluids and keep extra windshield fluid in the trunk. And always clear off the snow from your car thoroughly before getting on the road. If you don’t already have one, make an emergency kit for the winter and store it in your vehicle. For any get-togethers over the winter, have a designated driver or make a plan so you’re not tempted to get behind the wheel.
Even if you’ve taken all of the precautions to stay safe during the winter, the reality is others might not. If you’ve been involved in an accident or have been injured due to the neglect of another, you could be eligible for compensation. Contact us today at Zuber & Brioux Lawyers for legal assistance.