Top 10″ New Years Eve Safety” Tips
With 2011 coming to an end, it’s time to get your party hats, confetti, and noise maker’s ready for celebrating 2012. New Years Eve can be enjoyable for individuals of all ages if it is done right and in a safe manner. Genesis Security has created Top 10“Celebrating New Years Eve Safety” Tips that should be used to keep your family and friends safe on December 31, 2011.
- If you are planning to go out and drink it is important to know how you are going to get home. Consider the following options:
a. Decide on a designated driver for the night.
b.You can also use a country wide service that helps prevent drinking and driving. This service focuses on using volunteers to pick and drop you home in your vehicle. For further details, click here -http://operationnezrouge.com/en/cont.asp?F=242
c.Transit provides a free service after 5p.m. and runs late for the evening. For information on schedules, click here.
- It is important to only carry necessary Identification cards such as license, credit card, and debit card. Avoid carrying valuables and a lot of cash.
- Do not leave your drink unattended and accept drinks from strangers!
- Travel in a group. New Years Eve can be a dangerous evening with people drinking, creating conflicts and acting in a disruptive manner.
- Always carry your cell phone, and make sure your family and friends know where and who you will be going out with for the evening.
Staying In and Hosting a Party
- Limit your guest list to people you know and trust.
- Decide on who the designated drivers will be for the evening. Provide a box to hold car keys at the front door for individuals who are going to be drinking. In your RSVP state that individuals who plan to drink and drive to the party should leave their car keys in the box at the front door and pick them up the next day.
- Have someone monitor the alcohol intake! It is important to watch your guests to ensure that everyone is drinking in a responsible way, and if anyone is out of control they should be escorted out.
- If children are invited to the party, it is important to have someone supervise them especially if alcohol is being served. Consider providing entertainment for the children.
- Fireworks can be enjoyable to watch; however, they can be dangerous! It is important to have someone who is over the age of 19 and is sober to be in charge of lighting and monitoring the fireworks.
Bonus Tip ****Be alert, be safe, and have a fun while participating in your New Year’s celebrations.
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