Summer Safety

With the country being opened back up with increasing numbers of fully vaccinated Australians, means that we can spend Christmas with our family and friends. It is vital to keep our family and friends safe during this holiday period as, unfortunately, tragedy doesn’t take a break over the holiday period. Here are a few ways you can decrease the risk of tragedy and accidents occurring during these summer holidays.


1. Learn CPR

Knowing how to perform CPR at home is valuable in case an emergency strike. The unthinkable can happen at any time with heart attacks and car accidents more likely to happen over Christmas with the increase in stress levels and people rushing to get to places. The summertime also means more time in the family pool, so it is essential to learn how to be prepared in the instance of a drowning. Book in a course at your local First Aid training facility today.

2. Be COVID Safe
We have all done our part by getting vaccinated, however, we still need to get ourselves and loved ones safe during this busy period. Crowds within shopping centers and public transport are becoming more hectic with increasing number of people holiday shopping. Remember to wear your face mask and sanitize regularly, especially within heavy populated areas. It provides that extra layer of protection to keep yourself and others safe during the holiday period.

3. Be Sun Smart
We have all seen the advertisement telling us to ‘slip, slop, slap, seek and slide’. But what does this mean for you? It
ensures we keep Sun Smart this summer period under our Australian sun to prevent ourselves and our loved ones from sun cancer. So, remember to slip on protective clothing, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade, slide on
some sunglasses, and keep yourself hydrated to avoid a heatstroke.

4. Keep Fire Safe
The holiday season in Australia usually comes with the increased risk of fire danger. We all love to put up our Christmas lights, love to have holiday themed candles on and cook our favourite holiday treats. However, with this comes the
increased risk of danger. To keep safe, make sure you’re aware of the electricals and heat risks in the house, and have a safety evacuation plan in place in case of a disaster

5. Safety on the Water

We love the beach and the surf in Australia. But we all know the dangers which can come out of nowhere. Make sure you and your family are beach safe! If you’re going out on a boat or a jetski, make sure you know what to do if something goes wrong out on the sea.

 

We hope you have a fun and safe summer and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!

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