Diwali Safety Tips: A Guide to Have a Safe and Happy Diwali

Diwali Safety Tips: A Guide to Have a Safe and Happy Diwali

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Bajaj Finserv Health
October 20, 20226 mins read

Synopsis

Diwali is coming, and it's time to celebrate. The festival of lights is an occasion to get together with friends and family, light candles, and share food and drink. But you should also be aware of the risks involved that may come from carelessness during Diwali celebration. 

Key Takeaways

  • Fireworks can cause serious injuries, including eye damage, burns, and even death. Stay at a safe distance from them
  • Wear shoes that are sturdy enough to protect your feet from falls
  • Wear gloves and safety goggles to protect your eyes from flying sparks, glass shards, and other debris thrown up

Diwali is here again, and it's time to enjoy this festival with your family. But, before you start celebrating Diwali, we would like to remind you about some Diwali safety tips for 2022. Everyone must celebrate Diwali peacefully and safely.

The number of firecrackers that are used during Diwali celebrations has also increased from year to year. Fireworks can cause serious injuries, including eye damage, burns, and even death.

So make sure that you are safe while lighting up your home with fireworks this Diwali season. Here are some safety tips for ensuring that your family enjoys a healthy and happy Diwali.

  • Keep your home as clean as possible before lighting your first candle 
  • Stay away from firecrackers especially homemade ones as much as possible 
  • Wear shoes that are sturdy enough to protect your feet from falls 
  • Have a designated driver if you plan on drinking at night or on the weekends

Don't forget about the health risks associated with fireworks; wear protective eyewear when they go off, and make sure children stay away from them too.

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Different Sections on Diwali Safety Tips 

Diwali is all about family, food, and fun. We have created a list of Diwali safety tips that will help you make the most of your Diwali celebrations. Here's what you can do:

Maintaining a Safe Environment 

  • Keep your children at a safe distance from firecrackers at all times 
  • Close windows, keep doors closed and air conditioners in cool mode to prevent firecrackers from setting off in your house or apartment complex where you live 

Green Diwali is the Way to Go 

  • Use eco-friendly crackers
  • Use eco-friendly lights
  • Decorate your home with biodegradable greenery and plants so they don't pollute our environment or harm animals (for example, don't use plastic flowers or artificial leaves)

Try to Avoid Fireworks 

  • Fireworks are dangerous, and it's important to be aware of the risks. It is one of the most vital Diwali safety tips
  • They can cause burns and injuries, especially if you're near them or if they explode nearby
  • Fireworks also have the potential to start fires—and that's not something you want to happen during Diwali
  • If one does burst into flames, it may spread to nearby buildings or property and cause damage that could cost thousands of dollars in repair costs
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Be Safe on the Roads 

  • Avoid driving if possible 
  • If you must drive, be alert and safe 
  • Consider staying home if you are not in a position to drive 
  • Be careful when driving so as not to cause injuries or damage to the property of others or yourself

Wear Protective Gear While Handling Firecrackers 

  • Wear protective gear while handling firecrackers 
  • Wear gloves and safety goggles to protect your eyes from flying sparks, glass shards, and other debris thrown up by fireworks during an explosion 
  • Wearing long sleeves will protect you from burns if the firecracker explodes on your skin or clothes, which can occur when it is not hot enough to burn through them (like when you're wearing leather). Also, keep in mind that some materials like nylon do not conduct heat well, so they won't protect you as well as Lycra does—so make sure you have something like this on under your shirt. A Diwali tip to follow for sure
  • Earplugs are also recommended for those who want peace of mind knowing their ears aren't going deaf after hearing all those explosions going off around them all day long. This will prevent any damage from loud noises, which could cause permanent hearing loss due to accidents such as this happening over time due to lackadaisical behavior when using fireworks without thinking about how dangerous they are

Keep your Pets Indoors  

  • Keep your pets indoors and away from the sound of exploding fireworks 
  • Dogs and cats can suffer from anxiety, which can be exacerbated by loud noises such as fireworks. They may become startled, start barking or crying uncontrollably or even try to escape their enclosures. The best way to protect your pet is to keep them indoors during Diwali festivities—but if this isn't possible this year (or you're planning on leaving your house while they are inside), then make sure they have a safe place where they can rest away from loud noises like explosions and firecrackers. If possible, try putting something soft under their bed so that if one of those things goes off near them during Diwali (which it probably won't), there will be less chance that they'll jump out of bed in surprise

Rangoli Safety Tips 

  • Use a non-toxic paint 
  • Choose natural colours to avoid the risk of allergies 
  • Make sure the paint is dry before you start drawing 
  • Use brushes only if you want the rags to stay in their place while they dry. Otherwise, use your fingers instead 
  • Don't use any toxic glue on them either, since that can cause skin rashes or even lead poisoning if you're not careful enough about keeping it away from your eyes and mouth
Additional Read: Navratri Fasting Benefits

Let Kids Play Safely 

  • Let your kids play safely outside 
  • Make sure they're wearing protective gear and not playing with firecrackers or other dangerous items 
  • Keep pets inside, especially if you have small children who might mistake them for something else (like a play toy) 
  • If you see fireworks or bonfires going off where children could get near them, remove your kids immediately

First Aid Kit and Other Safety Measures for Diwali 

  • Make sure you have a first-aid kit 
  • Make sure you have a list of emergency phone numbers and addresses in case of an emergency 
  • Have a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and fire alarm in your house 
  • Create an emergency plan for the family so they know what to do in case of an accident or a medical emergency at home 
  • Keep adequate medicines in your medicine cabinet (and dispose of expired medications)

Use Electric Lights 

  • Use electric lights instead of firecrackers 
  • They are safe and easy to use, available in many different shapes and sizes 
  • You can use them as decorations for your home or yard

A Safe, Healthy, and Happy Diwali to You 

Diwali is a time of celebration and joy, but it can also be an opportunity to reflect on things that need improvement. Here are some Diwali safety tips and thoughts to make sure that your Diwali is safe, healthy, and happy for everyone in your family:

  • Make sure you're not lighting fireworks indoors to avoid any accidents or injuries 
  • Always use safety glasses and gloves when handling fireworks, even if they are already lit 
  • Be careful not to light fireworks near flammable objects like grass or woodland [1] 
  • Be thankful for your family members who support each other through thick and thin. Your friends are great too. And pets are always welcome too. (We hope so, at least.) 
  • Think about how much love goes into making this holiday special – from preparing food together as families (and maybe even cooking outside) to lighting candles

We hope that these Diwali safety tips have helped you feel more comfortable about celebrating Diwali. If you require any consultation from a doctor immediately, you do not need to worry about it because now you can do that online. Just consult a doctor online through Bajaj Finserv Health in case of any emergency. Happy Diwali!

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  1. https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/health/story/top-10-tips-for-a-safe-and-healthy-diwali-2020-according-to-doctors-1738652-2020-11-06

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