RoSPA Haloween safety tips

Following a survey they carried out last year, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPSA) published the following tips for a safe Halloween!

  1. Candles are used at Halloween, so please use them carefully.
  2. Never leave lit candles unattended.
  3. Don’t allow children to play with or be around lit candles. Use battery operated candles instead.
  4. When outside, ensure children can be seen in the dark. Ensure they wear something reflective such as a reflective strip or a glow stick, and carry a torch.
  5. If outside, ensure children are supervised by a suitable adult.
  6. Remind children of how to cross roads safely before leaving home.
  7. Remove any Halloween make-up or fake blood immediately, if irritation occurs. It could be the first indication of an allergic reaction to something within the cosmetic.
  8. Dressing up costumes should be tested against the toy standards’ flammability requirements and carry a CE mark. But remember that even these costumes need to be kept away from naked flames.
  9. Please be aware that items you may make or use may not have had any flammability testing so could ignite easily.
  10. Follow the Firework Code (see for more information).

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents 26 October 2015

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