September 18, 2018
The darker nights are closing in now; it’s time to wrap up warm and prepare for winter.
At this time of year, we often see an increase in the number of people suffering trips and falls. A big factor is the lack of light, and also the effect the bad weather has on the pavements and roads.
Spooky but safe
With Halloween approaching now is the time to ensure any visitors on the 31st stay safe. If you already have an outside light, then check to see if the bulb needs replacing; if you don’t and your path is not particularly well lit, then consider extra lighting for the evening – carved pumpkins with LED candles will illuminate the path as well as being suitably spooky. Also make sure that any obstructions such as scooters are moved.
Beware on Bonfire Night
Some of the worst injuries we see are burns, and with Bonfire Night following so closely, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.
Most injuries happen at private or family displays, with children being far more likely to be injured and incidents involving sparklers are amongst the most common (according to www.saferfireworks.com).
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents recommends that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an organised event where there will be a proper display and safety area, so all you and your family need to worry about is wrapping up warmly. The two main events in Pudsey are:
Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club, Tofts Road, Pudsey – 8thNovember at 6.00pm
Bramley Park Fireworks Display, Bramley Park, Westover Road – 5th November 7.30pm
Have fun and stay safe!
Head of Personal Injury