Tips for celebrating a safe Diwali
Diwali is a festival that has an amazing quality of not just brightening our lives but make it more interesting with the festivities associated with it.
However, a little precaution could add more sparkle to Diwali, and even a bit of callousness could lead to fatal consequences. Every year, the festival sees a considerable number of burn emergency, trauma and respiratory emergencies. Thanks to our carelessness, we end up spoiling the festive spirit hurting ourselves in various ways.
But this Diwali, make your Diwali tension free and yet sparkling. Diwali is that festival which is celebrated by everybody with lots of happiness and together ness. But burns and mishaps which are caused due to crackers makes things worse and take away the happiness of many families.
So this Diwali do not let anything ruin your celebration. Do not let any mis happening happen to your child or anybody on the house. You can save your day by adhering to some simple steps.
- Keep first aid kid handy or in close vicinity.
- Burst crackers in an open space.
- Avoid wearing flamable fabrics when visiting friends/family.
- Stuff cotton plugs into the ears to avoid unwanted damage.
Now that you have loaded yourself with fireworks, there are a few touch ups you have to do to make sure you don’t ruin the festivities.
- Burst crackers in an open space and make sure that there is no combustible or inflammatory substance around.
- Always purchase fireworks from licensed sellers.
- Do remember to read the instructions printed on the label of cracker, especially if the cracker is new to use.
- Store firework in a closed container and keep them away from any inflammatory or combustible substances around.
- While burning the cracker, maintain safe distance.
- Keep burn ointments, bucketful of water and fire extinguishers as a first aid handy.
- In the case of minor burns, splash cold water on the affected area. Cover it with a moist sterile bandage and immediately visit the doctor.
- While bursting crackers, tie your hair properly, especially if you have long hair.
- Keep a watch on what you wear. Avoid wearing long and loose clothes as they are likely to catch fire. Instead, wear fitted cotton clothes.
- Make sure that your child bursts crackers under your supervision. Take special care of kids.
- If the noise of crackers is deafening, put cotton plugs in your ears to avoid damage.
- People with any kind of respiratory problems must stay indoors.
- Make sure to remove any inflammable object from your roof top.
- Wear footwear while lighting fireworks.
- First aid kits should be kept handy.
- Don’t light crackers in hand.
- Don’t leave the firecrackers around burning candles and diyas.
- Never burst crackers near electric poles and wires.
- Never throw half burnt crackers, they may fall on an inflammable object and ignite fire.
- Don’t wear silk and synthetic fabric outdoors.
- Avoid using open fire (matches or lighters) for bursting crackers. Instead, use sparkler, long fire wood or agarbatti to burst a cracker.
- Don’t ever try to burst crackers inside any vehicle.
- Avoid tampering with crackers if they take longer to burst. Maintain safe distance from the cracker and pour water to diffuse it.
Diwali is after all the festival of lights, not firecrackers and a few lapses could lead to some horrifying consequences. Follow these tips to have a safe Diwali full of lights and happiness. Do let us know your ideas on this and have a HAPPY and SAFE DIWALI.