Holiday Safety Tips
The holiday season is upon us once again. This is a time for family, fun trips and shopping. It’s the most wonderful time of year…
Unless, you happen to be one of the many people who will face a disastrous situation that puts them at risk for losing property, being liable for an injury or having their identity stolen.
It is well known among insurance agents that the Holiday season comes with an uptick in the amount of claims we receive. Auto insurance claims rise 20% in December alone on average so there are real dangers that you must protect your family and yourself from.
Here are just a tips to help you stay protected.
Holiday Safety For Seniors
If you are hosting a loved one over the age of 55 then you need to know that they are at a higher risk for injury. Being proactive to keep them safe during the holiday will go a long way toward avoiding unnecessary hospital visits.
Take these 6 steps to avoid dangerous situations with a senior this holiday season.
Secure all floor coverings
Check your chairs
Limit dim lighting
Say safe when cooking
Monitor for sound
Holiday Safety For Pets
Keeping your pet’s out of danger can also be a tall order. Our furry friends are very curious, which could often lead to danger for our pets as well as our homes.
The hazards that pet cause during the holiday season are vast simply because they don’t understand what’s happening but they want to explore all of the new things in their environment.
What are some of the things you can do to keep your pet safe?
Bolt down the tree
Keep Cord and Batteries out of your pet’s reach
Avoid Tinsel and breakable tree ornaments
Never leave lighted candles unattended
How To Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away For The Holidays
A common problem during the holiday season is theft. Many thieves expect many homes to be empty because they know that many people like to travel during these times of year.
There are a few things you can do to keep your home protected while you are away during your holiday travels...
Don’t announce your holiday plans on social media
Cancel your regular services
Invest in affordable security lighting
Let your close-by friends know you’re going away
Don’t hide your spare key outside your home
Safety Tips For Holiday Travel
In an article by CNTraveler.com, they asked a former CIA operative how to stay safe during the busiest travel time of the year?
Here’s a list of what the 14-year veteran of the CIA had to offer:
Leave valuables at home
Stay in touch with family and friends
Keep a low profile
Travel in groups
Book the right hotel room
Pay attention to your whereabouts
Leave your passport in your hotel room
His basic advice, be prepared for the most likely scenarios. Fairly simple
Also Read: 15 Types of People Who Need Umbrella Insurance
Holiday Driving Safety Advice
Before you get on the road, make sure you…
Get your standard maintenance up to date
Have an emergency roadside kit (See the whole kit here)
Have a mapped route plan
Take the necessary weather safety precautions
Keep the kids safe and entertained
Take a break every 2 hours or 100 miles
Keep an eye out for potentially intoxicated drivers
Taking these steps during your holiday road trip can help you avoid unnecessary car insurance claims.
Deliver Safety For Holiday Packages
One of the most often overlooked groups of people when it comes to creating a safe environment during the holidays are the postal workers. They can often be so busy trying to deliver our last minute packages that they don’t see the hazards that could endanger them.
Many homeowners end up having liability claims against them because of injuries to postal workers during holiday deliveries.
These are a few of the things you can do to avoid having that happen to you
Holiday Safety Tips: Cybersecurity Safety for the holidays
Holiday shopping almost always come with the threat of having a holiday cyber breach along with it. Hackers know that we have much more online shopping activity during this time of year and they lurk behind their scams to try to steal from us.
KnowBe4, a company that specializes in security training put together a great video to help people keep from getting hacked by criminals that hope to prey on our holiday shopping habits.
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