The festival of lights, Diwali is just right around the corner. It’s that time of the year, where families and friends are illuminating their houses and hearts with light and hope. This festival doesn’t just bring immense joy and happiness among near and dear ones but also brings the question of safety into consideration. Yes, with kids in the house burning up firecrackers it is important to take some necessary precautions, as none of us wants to land up with a bad experience.
We are sure these 15 tips will come in handy:
1. Without diyas and candles, the festival of lights wouldn’t really mean anything. Along with making the surrounding a beautiful abode of lights, it is important not to light a diya or candle near a curtain, electrical wiring, or around any important decor of the house.
2. We all enjoy burning firecrackers, and Diwali is just that perfect opportunity in the year where everyone is playing with firecrackers. But as it involves playing with fire, it is preferred to purchase firecrackers from a reputed brand or a known dealer.
3. Store your pack of firecrackers in a right place, avoid keeping it near a place of electrical wiring.
4. Children should always be under constant supervision of an adult while they burn firecrackers.
5. It is important to ensure that one does not start to burn firecrackers when the weather is bad, especially when the winds are heavy.
6. One tip that will come in handy this Diwali, is to try and dispose of all the firecrackers in a bucket of water so that no one is hurt while stepping on a burnt end.
7. Firecrackers are surely fascinating, and most of tend to stand really close while burning firecrackers, but in order to avoid any unfortunate incident from occurring, it is highly advised to keep a certain distance.
8. One of the most important and common mistake that most of us make while burning firecrackers is we try to light it holding them in our hand, this really dangerous and unsafe.
9. While none of us would want a burn to occur, but it is advised to keep a bucket of water, sand or fire extinguisher near the place you are burning firecrackers.
10. In case your clothes catch fire while you are burning firecrackers, instead of jumping here and there, just roll on the ground to cut the supply of oxygen.
11. It is important to keep a box of first aid near the spot you are burning firecrackers, as sometimes a burn might occur unexpectedly. In addition to that if you become a victim of a mild burn – do not panic, just wash the burnt area with normal water, and apply a lotion before consulting a doctor.
12. In case of a major burn, just remove the clothes of the person, and wrap him/her up with a thick cotton bedsheet.
13. Diwali, surely calls in for a celebration and let’s not deny the fact that we all want to look our absolute best. But if you know you are going to play with firecrackers, make sure to pick up a pure cotton material outfit, avoid synthetic fibres
14. It is also advised to pick up an outfit that is well fitted rather than a loose frilly one that can be prone to catch fire easily.
15. While considering the perfect shoes, try picking up something that covers your whole feet rather than open decorative shoes, as they are more prone to mishaps.
It is always better to take necessary precautions, as ‘Precaution is always better than cure.’ We hope you have a happy and safe Diwali.