Halloween is a fun and exciting time for most, but can be scary! It is important to keep safe and avoid getting hurt. So here are some Halloween Safety Tips for children and young adults:
-head out early and avoid staying out too late
-wear reflective tape or light up/flashing items
-take a flash light to ensure you can see where you are walking
-make sure your costume doesn’t drag so it wont trip
-make sure you can see and hear out of your mask properly (or try face paint!)
-make sure to dress warm under your costume
-look both ways before crossing the street
-make sure vehicles are stopped and can see you before crossing the street
-consider going to a Trunk or Treat event to avoid walking on the roads in the dark
-always go with a parent or with a trusted adult
-don’t go inside a home of someone you don’t know
-try to only go to doors of people you know
-be kind and polite
-never eat a candy or treat that appears to be tampered with or opened
-have an adult check your loot ...
With the 14th Annual Wharf Rat Rally coming to Digby, Nova Scotia this week, this little town is expecting an influx of bikes and their riders. While motorcycles are a fun, fuel efficient method of transportation, it is important to be aware of the safety risks that come with riding these bikes. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe this year all while enjoying the freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle!
1. Brush up on core skills in a safe place like an empty parking lot by practicing emergency braking and obstacle avoidance.
2. Always use your signals to make other drivers aware of your actions at all times.
3. Ride at a safe speed and stay far enough behind other vehicles that you have plenty of time to stop safely.
4. Avoid bad weather as much as possible. Rain not only cuts your visibility but reduces your tires’ grip on the road.
5. & ...
Trampolines are becoming more popular every year. With varying types from small, for personal exercise, to the large outdoor variety, there’s never been a better time to talk about trampoline safety.
Every year there are approximately 100,000 trampoline related injuries, the majority of which happen to children. Trampolines are not recommended for at home use, however if you must have one there are guidelines to follow.
Here are some trampoline safety tips:
Be sure to talk to your insurance broker before installing a trampoline.
Ensure there is adequate supervision when the trampoline is in use.
Only one person at a time should be using the trampoline.
Make sure the trampoline is on level ground and that there is a 2-meter clearance around the sides.
Using a trampoline safety net can help prevent injuries from falls
Never attempt somersaults on the trampoline.
Make sure supporting bars and landing surfaces have sufficient padding.
Inspect the tramp ...
With summer just around the corner, many Canadians are dreaming of fun-filled days out on the water with family and friends. While boating is a great activity for people of all ages – it also comes with serious risks. Wearing a life jacket is a simple yet extremely important way to keep you and your family safe. Wearing a life jacket is important because:
1. They save lives
2. They help turn an unconscious person in a face-up position in the water
3. Boating accidents can occur to even the most experienced boat drivers and crew
4. Boating accidents occur during any type of weather
5. Adults are just as likely as children to drown
6. Being intoxicated or having alcohol in your system affects your swimming ability
7. They help prevent hypothermia
It is important to stay educated on the ...
Does your insurance company require you to have your wood device installed or inspected by a WETT professional?
WETT, which stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer, is a non-profit training and education association managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by holders of valid WETT certificates. In order to become WETT certified, one must take various courses and training sessions and pass with the required grade.
A WETT certified professional can verify that your unit is installed to the required specifications, minimize danger, advise and correct any changes that may be required and fulfill insurance company requirements.
Would you like to ensure that your wood device is installed properly?
Even if your insurance does not require a WETT inspection, you should have it completed for your own safety! They will inspect wood burning devices to ensure they are installed correctly and they are functioning properly. Incorrect installations and broken/worn out parts can cause house fires and carbon mo ...