Bursting crackers and lighting up
is fun. As you celebrate, take a few precautions to ensure that you have a safe Diwali:
Avoid lose and synthetic clothing while bursting crackers and lighting diyas. Wear cotton clothes instead.
Keep buckets of water handy for emergency.
Put cotton plugs in your ears to avoid damage to your ears, as the noise of crackers can be quite deafening.
Be sure to dispose off the crackers after you have burnt them.
Don’t try to examine a cracker that has not burst.
Avoid doing stunts by holding crackers and lighting them in your hands. It can leave you seriously injured.
In case of minor burns, splash the burns with cool water till the burning sensation subsides.
In case of fire, call the Fire Brigade at 101.
Burst crackers in open areas.
Spare the animals. Don’t tie bursting crackers on the tails of animals for the sake of fun.