Winter, obviously it is beautiful but sometimes it would be dangerous for low temperature and snow. To stay safe in winter you have to preparing yourself with all your equipments of living to face the other side of winter. So it will be easy for you to face if temperature becomes too low, or heavy snowfall or in the snowy storms. Sometimes we don’t have anything in our hands to do but we can lessen the damage by taking proper steps. Some tips for you to follow to stay safe in winter.
- Keep yourself warm. Use extra cloth to cover yourself from top to toe. For all of you and your family members dress an extra layer of cloth to keep warm.
- Try to stay at home as much as you can. If emergency then go outside with proper safety especially nose, ears, hands and feet are well covered with cloths. And it is highly recommended to wear synthetic material to preserve the body heat.
- Keep warm by taking foods like hot soup, hot chocolate, tea oe milk etc. to make your warm from inside.
- Try to store essential medicines, food for children and pet and try to keep some instant food in your kitchen.
- Try to avoid cigarettes and coffee.
2. For your home:
- Check your heating systems before winter and if needed repair or install. Inspect the proper ventilation of your room and ensure the absence of any inflammable thing near your heating device.
- Use carbon monoxide detector on your home and conscious about the poisoning of this colourless and odourless gas. Dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, headache are the main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. So if you notice any of these in your family members just call for the doctor and take emergency steps.
- Keep your home safe. Beware of fire. According to the NFPA , 30% of home fires and 38% of home fire deaths, occurs during winter. Never burn newspapers, green woods etc. for warming your home. Use only the required fuel in your heating device by the manufactures.
- Check the pipes and take necessary steps to prevent freezing. Repair the roof top if needed and lock all the lick age you found.
3. For your workplace: Use mittens while working. Do not keep your hands on your pockets while walking because it increases the risk of falling slipped on ice. Try to warm up before driving off. Be careful about floods.
4. Know the symptoms of frostbites and hypothermia: No feelings in the limbs, nose tip, toes and ear lobes, white or grey fingers are the signs of frostbites. In this condition, take the person on a warm place and apply warm water to the bitten areas and call for the doctor immediately. Drowsiness, disturbed, inconvenience speech are the signs of hypothermia. In these condition, take the person on a warm place and if serious call for the doctor immediately.
5. Travel less: Check the condition of your car before winter. Ensure battery, tires, engines are in good condition. Keep emergency kit on the car. Drive slowly on the ice. But it is recommended not to travel if there is no emergency occurs.
6. Seasonal storms:
- Find out the second way to heat your home if the power failures.
- Store essential things like, instant food and water, first aid medical box, torchlight, battery radio, candles and matches or lighters, some dry woods and adequate heating fuel.
- Always try to update with the latest weather forecast. And take preparations according to this.