As much as Diwali seems like the festival of noise aka crackers and fireworks, that is not true. Diwali is the festival of lights! But it’s difficult to stop bursting crackers. Instead look for other fun options that will keep you happy and entertained. This Diwali, enjoy the goodness of bursting crackers with your family and friends in a safe way. Remember these dos and don’ts for a prosperous Diwali.
Dos For A Safe Diwali
- Always remember to read the instructions printed on the label of crackers, especially if you are using it for the first time. Stick to the instructions to ensure safety.
- Fireworks and crackers should be burst in open grounds. Aim fireworks upwards rather than down or it could enter into someone house.
- While burning the cracker, maintain a safe distance so as to not catch any sparks.
- Be careful with crackers and fireworks around kids. Make sure that children burst crackers under adult supervision.
- Keep ointments, a bucketful of water or sand and fire extinguishers as a first aid handy in case of any unanticipated accidents. In the case of minor burns from crackers, splash cold water on the affected area. Cover it with a moist sterile bandage and immediately visit the doctor for treatment.
- Instead, wear fitted cotton clothes for maximum protection from unwanted sparks and flames.
- While bursting crackers, tie your hair properly, especially if you have long hair or it can catch fire.
- Always wear footwear while lighting fireworks.
Don’ts For A Safe Diwali
- Avoid using open fire (matches or lighters) for bursting crackers. Use agarbattis or sparklers instead.
- Do not burst anything in closed spaces like vehicles or homes. Never burst crackers near electric poles and wires.
- Never throw half burnt crackers, they may fall on an inflammable object and ignite a fire.
- Avoid tampering with crackers that take too long to burst and douse with water to diffuse it.
- Keep a watch on what you wear while bursting crackers. Avoid wearing long and loose clothes as they are likely to catch fire as you move.
- Don’t wear silk and synthetic fabric outdoors that can easily catch fire.
- Don’t burst crackers near stray animals, on road around vehicles or near hospitals.
Have a fun and safe Diwali!