People across the nation and around the world will gather this long-weekend to mark, and of course, celebrate Easter. Whether you are heading to the beach, camping, spending the day by the pool, or having a few beers with mates surrounding a seafood barbecue, make sure you ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
If there is a definitive way of celebrating in Australia, it is with a Barbecue (BBQ). Make sure you sizzle your BBQ safely this Easter long-weekend by taking note of the following safety tips:
If someone is burnt by the BBQ, you can learn how to treat the burn correctly by clicking here.
Easter, accompanied with warm weather and a four-day long weekend makes for one of the most high risk times on Australia Roads. Driver’s must remember that travelling during holiday periods can be more risky because of increased traffic volumes, congestion, tiredness, people driving in unfamiliar environments and a high number of people who could be driving under the influence of alcohol.
Australia Wide First Aid recommend the following 10 tips when embarking on your Easter long-weekend get away.
Be Sun Smart
Being Australian comes with the risk of developing skin cancer. Unfortunately, it is the most common form of cancer in Australia. Under the Easter long-weekend sun, your skin can burn in as little as 15 minutes, increasing your risk of developing skin cancer.
The good thing about skin cancer is that is it largely preventable. How? All you have to do is apply a combination of these five steps:
With many people getting away to the coast for a four-day long weekend, public swimming pools and beaches can get crowded. Remember to always supervise your children (don’t let children supervise children) and never swim after drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, drowning is not the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect or see on television. If you are spending time near the water this Easter, be sure you, your family and your friends know the untold signs of someone struggling in the water:
When you’re out in the sun and drinking alcohol, you should consider drinking extra amounts of water leading up to the long weekend. Hydration is extremely important especially for those who have pre-existing health conditions. The elderly, young and active need special consideration. Don’t forget, HYDRATION IS KEY.
Top tips for keeping hydrated include:
If someone is experiencing extreme hydration, ensure you monitor their conditions. They could be experiencing heat exhaustion or in severe cases, heat stroke.
Australia Wide First Aid wish you a safe and enjoyable Easter long-weekend. We encourage to consider your safety, but don’t forget to Have Fun!