Kick-Start Your Summer Safely
May is a great kick-start to the summer season. Sunny beaches, sky-rocketing temperatures, hair blowing the wind, and a new found reason to shop for a new wardrobe remind us that the summer season has finally arrived.
In addition to working your day-to-day jobs, the weekends are usually times where people like to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun. Often family’s get together to have barbeques, canon ball contests, and launch summer travels. No matter how you plan to celebrate your weekend, safety should always be your number one priority. Here are a few simple summer safety tips to keep your home, family and friends safe while enjoying the summer.
- Once you pull your grill out from its hiding place, make sure to thoroughly clean any old grease or dust that may have accumulated over time
- Do NOT grill in a garage, carport or an enclosed porch. Position the grill at least 2 feet away from the garage, house, patio, or anything that you would not want catching on fire
- Trim branches that hang low and could be a fire hazard
- NEVER leave the grill unattended. (If you do, you run the risk of burning more than your food)
- Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby. Hopefully you won’t have to use it, but you should never grill without it)
Pool/Beach & Sun Safety
- Sunscreen is your friend. Your BFF, even. Make sure to constantly apply sunscreen with the appropriate SPF to help prevent the threat caused by the hot sun
- Stay hydrated and drink PLENTY of H2O
- Wear sunglasses or a hat to block out unwanted sun
- When swimming, know your limits. (If you aren’t a strong swimmer, do not attempt to swim in deep water)
- Try not to swim alone (encourage others to do a cannonball with you!) and have a designated “supervisor” who is watching out for those in the pool or beach water at all times
- Service your vehicle before hitting the road
- Get plenty of the rest the night before
- Plan your route; don’t try to map it while you’re driving
- ALWAYS wear a seatbelt. (Most states have “click it or ticket” laws)
- Fill ‘er up. Don’t let your car’s gas level get low, especially when driving in unfamiliar areas
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No matter what your summer plans consist of, consider these tips to help you remain safe while enjoying your festivities. Don’t forget to subscribe for more safety tips.