Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks
Halloween Safety Guide
A Guide for a Successful Trick or
Brought to You by Peak Performance
And Master Gary A. Schill
Hello, my name is Master Gary A. Schill, I am the Chief Instructor of Peak Performance Martial Arts.
I am also a father of 5, my oldest is 28, my youngest is nearly 3
years of age.
I put together this web site to
assist families in ensuring their Halloween festivities this year
are joyful and not part of a growing statistic. I have only listed a
portion of my full report, if you would like the entire report,
please fill out the form listed below and one will be sent to you
Halloween has grown to be one of
the largest world wide participated holidays. With revenues topping
$6 Billion, it has truly come far from the days when it nearly died
and went away (no pun intended).
There are roughly five times more
fatalities on Halloween night for children ages 5-17, than any other
night of the week. This Safety Guide will assist you in making sure
your family has the greatest experience possible.
First, we must understand why
Halloween is so attractive to children of all ages. The attraction
is the ability to be who ever you want to be one night of the year
without anyone judging you. This attraction fuels the creative
juices for children and adults alike.
In this Safety Guide, I will
outline some of the top precautions that must be taken to ensure
you, your child and your family remains safe on the Trick or
Safety Precautions for Children
Anytime a child has an accident, it is tragic. The last thing that
you want to happen is for your child to be hurt on a holiday, it
would forever live in the minds of the child and the family.
are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are
more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and
adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be
careful. Simple common sense can do a lot to stop any tragedies from
Listed below are some of the steps you should
take to ensure your child’s safety.
your child pick out or make a costume that will be safe. Make it
fire proof, the eyeholes should be large enough for good peripheral
Make sure that if your child is carrying a prop, such
as a scythe, butcher knife or a pitchfork, that the tips are smooth
and flexible enough to not cause injury if fallen on.
Parents of trick-or-treating
kids can get so caught up in the fun themselves that they might
forget some simple safety ideas that could save everyone some
trouble. Having a fun and safe Halloween will make it all
worthwhile. Below are just a few common sense tips that can help.
Know the route your kids will be taking if you are not
going with them.
The best bet is to make sure that an adult is going
with them. If you cannot take them, see if another parent or a
teenaged sibling can go along.
Know what other activities a child may be attending,
such as parties, school or mall functions.
Safety Tips for
Hosting a Party:
Having a Halloween party, either
one for adult or for children, is definitely great fun! In order to
have things run smoothly and with no accidents, here are some tips
that can be used to make your party more enjoyable. With a little
planning and time to prepare, you have thrown a fun, safe Halloween
If using dry ice in a punch bowl, make sure that the
person serving keeps any dry ice chips out of drinks! It can cause
severe injury if ingested.
If you are holding your party in your house, make sure
that you move any breakable pieces of furniture or knick-knacks to
another room where they cannot get broken. A forgotten heirloom vase
that hits the floor could ruin the night for you.
Safety Tips for Yard
planning a yard haunt there are some things that you want to keep in
mind for safety reasons. You want to make your haunt scary, possibly
bloody and gory but when it comes to your visitors, you do not want
the blood to end up being real. Here are some ideas that might help
you make it safer.
The number one item is to get extra homeowners
insurance for the nights that you will be allowing people to view
your haunt. Nothing can spoil the fun more than a lawsuit because
someone tripped and fell down. Most insurance companies can help you
with the problem of extra insurance for the time needed, even if it
is for a night. The expense of a night’s insurance will far
out-weigh what it could end up costing you with out it!
If you have many Jack-O-Lanterns, you might want to
try a battery powered light source or light sticks to light them
instead of candles. This cuts down on the fire hazards, such as
catching costumes or props on fire. Use something like batter
powered pumpkin lights.
In closing, I want to
extend to you a FREE offer of 31 Days of Martial Arts, Mixed Martial
Arts or Wrestling Classes for Free, just click on the link below and
then choose one of the programs that you feel you would be
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Have a SAFE AND HAPPY