Top tips to stay safe in the Winter

January 2, 2018

Get set in time for Winter this year with these top tips.

Nannies and parents, with the weather as unpredictable as it it, it is important to be prepared for bad weather conditions that could strike at anytime! Winter often brings with it cold and severe weather conditions so it is always recommended to take precautions.

To Prepare for Winter:

  • Put together an emergency kit. This should be filled with food, clothing & equipment. Keep this kit safe in a safe place. It is advisable to have a kit for the house and a separate one for the car.
  • Keep updated with the weather forecast and flood reports. Know what weather is predicted so you can prepare and get supplies in if necessary.
  • Have an emergency contact ready. Keep a hard copy of an emergency phone number for someone that you know you can call on if needed. It is important to have a hard copy of this in case you are unable to access a device or the internet.
  • Check workplace and school polices to see if you have a plan in place in case of severe weather. Know who to contact in case you are unable to get in to work or your children are not able to get to school.

What to do if Severe Weather Strikes:

Nannies and parents, if bad weather is predicted it is vital you know what to do to ensure the safety of yourself and your children and charges.

  • If you have to travel, make sure you check the weather conditions prior to setting off. Know what you might have to face.
  • It is advisable to check travel updates and the latest news as well. Their may be road closures or issues with transport that may effect your journey.
  • Avoid going out all together and stay at home enjoying a range of indoor activities like crafting and baking
  • Keep a emergency kit and supplies with you in your car or while you travel. Keep enough essentials in the car for you and your children and charges.
  • Inform someone where you are going and how long you expect to be.
  • Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
  • Make sure you have enough petrol in your car
  • Consider alternative methods of transport. What is going to be the safest
  • Look out and check in with neighbors, friends and family, the elderly and the community
  • Help out in the community – do what you can for others.

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017

Posted by Charlotte Hudson, PA to the Director | Filed Under Expert Advice