Stay Safe this Halloween

Published 14th Oct 2020

Halloween may be different this year but if you’re planning to celebrate by decorating your home please follow our tips below to help you have a spooktacularly safe time:

  • Consider using battery operated lights within homemade lanterns and pumpkins, they are much safer than candles
  • If you are going to use candles:
    • Make sure they are secured in a proper holder and away from materials that may catch fire – like curtains or decorations
    • Children should not be left alone with lit candles. Put candles out when you leave the room, and make sure they’re put out completely at night.
    • Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause flaring
    • If you’re using plastic capes and bin bags as part of costumes, keep them away from candles and other naked flames. In the event that clothing does catch fire – remember to STOP, DROP and ROLL:
      • Stop where you are. Do not run
      • Drop to the ground. Lay flat with your legs out straight
      • Cover your eyes and mouth with your hands
      • Roll over and over and back and forth until the flames are out
      • Get help straight away
  • Make sure you follow guidance on social distancing and restrictions on households mixing

Remember – stay safe and have fun.