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Shudh Divali

SOME DIVALI SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  1.  GENERAL SAFETY

  • Remain vigilant of your surroundings at all times
  • Do not venture into unfamiliar areas alone
  • Keep a cell phone easily accessible, inform family/friends of your whereabouts
  • Keep water, sand and first aid kits nearby
  1.  DEYAS
  • Ensure deyas are placed on a level surface so they do not topple over
  • Place away from flammable items
  • Do not leave unattended for long periods of time
  • Supervise children when near to deyas, especially when trying to light them
  • Ensure oil is filled to a level that will not cause it to overflow
  1.  FIREWORKS
  • Children should only use fireworks under adult supervision
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors (NB. your porch, garage, etc are not considered as outdoors)
  • Don’t attempt to relight used fireworks
  • Don’t lean over fireworks to light them
  • Keep hair and clothes tied back when lighting fireworks
  • Secure animals as the noises can be disruptive to them and lead to unpredictable behavior         
  1.  STARLIGHTS
  • Carefully dispose of starlights immediately after use as they remain hot and can lead to injuries if left lying around
  1.  ‘BUSSIN’ BAMBOO
  • Exercise extreme caution
  • Be careful when using pitch-oil
  • Ensure this is done in the presence of experienced individuals
  1.  ENJOYING INDIAN DELICACIES
  • Wash hands before indulging in any tasty food or sweets, especially after lighting of deyas, fireworks, etc. 
  • Ensure any leftover food is stored correctly to avoid food poisoning

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