The festival of lights is around the corner and the sky is about to get illuminated with lights and colors of crackers. Crackers are busted during Diwali as it forms a part of a major ritual of the festival. During this time, it becomes extremely necessary to be careful with fire and crackers. If not handled carefully, fire crackers can cause major accidents and injuries. Considering this it is important to follow certain safety measures to stay safe and celebrate a happy Diwali with your family and friends.
1.) Always wear light cotton dress and slippers/shoes while bursting crackers. Avoid frills, party wear dresses while bursting crackers. Apart from cotton you can also wear khadi or denim clothes, these are safe and do not catch fire easily.
2.) Burst crackers in open areas, also ensure there are no vehicles around. Sparks from crackers may lead to a huge fire in property or vehicles, to avoid any mishap make sure there are no electrical equipment and vehicles around. If possible burst it in open grounds.
3.) Have a bucket of sand and water around. Fire accidents are very common during Diwali, despite all precautionary measures it is important to keep a bucket of water or sand handy to reduce the impact if at all a fire accident occurs.
4.) Always store crackers at a safe place. Fire crackers are combustible hence keep them at a place which is clearly away from fire. Store them inside steel containers or containers made out of hard plastic or wood, do not store them in boxes or polythene bags.
5.) First-aid kit should be handy, have a band-aid, antiseptic lotion and anti-inflammatory medicine in the kit. This can help during the case of emergency. Also, keep an emergency number handy as most of the medical professionals are on a holiday during Diwali.
The best way to enjoy Diwali is to burst crackers with utmost safety and use precautionary measures to avoid any mishap or accident.