Preventing Ho-ho-ho’s turning into No-no-no’s!

11 December 2018

Whether you’re a Christmas lover or a bah-humbug, most of us have at least thought about putting up our Christmas decorations. However, have you thought about the various ways you may be putting yourself at risk whilst creating the best seen nativity of the 21st Century?

Here we have some tips to help you get into the Christmas spirit safely;

Enlist help
Where would Santa be without his elves? Enlist your elves this Christmas to give you a hand when it comes to hanging those Christmas lights (friends and family are a pretty good alternative). Ensure you each have regular breaks when it comes to those hard to reach places, this will allow your body to release stress and tension that may build up whilst you’re reaching, tugging and pulling various decorations.

Think about your positioning
Yes, you may spend hours calculating where the lights would look best, but have you thought about the positioning of your ladder before climbing aboard? A ladder that isn’t correctly positioned can lead to back pain or even a fall. To avoid injuries ensure your ladder is placed at a 75-degree angle against a sturdy and flat surface.

Stay sober!
It may sound like an obvious and silly tip, but research has shown that the majority of Christmas decoration injuries are caused by people getting creative when they’ve had one too many. Yes, it’s important to eat, drink and be merry – but do it in proportion and not when you’re climbing up ladders!

If you are unfortunate enough to injure yourself during the Christmas period, we are always on hand to help. Give one of our friendly self-pay advisers a call to discuss how we can help you during all seasons: 01582 714 420.

 Our self-pay office is open every day during the festive period, except bank holidays and weekends.

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