Because holidays incorporate fun and celebration, it warrants some general safety precautions to help keep our families safe:
River and lake safety
Beware of fast flowing water, submerged objects, and deep water.
Ask someone who is familiar with the area.
Watch water levels in rivers and dams as they can rise suddenly due to water releases from reservoirs and after heavy rainfall.
Beware of slippery banks or paths near waterfalls
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.
Stay safe in the sun.
Wear protective clothing.
Make sunglasses your favourite accessory.
Limit your sun time, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. That's when the sun's rays are at their strongest.
Use sunscreen and use it right.
Say no to tanning.
Road crossing safety