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Safely Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Safety TipsLabor Day is the perfect chance to wave goodbye to summer and fit in some last minute traveling.

Ensure that your long weekend is not cut short due to a car breakdown, an accident in the water, or an uncontrollable fire from the BBQ. These tips will enable you to keep danger at bay while you enjoy time with your friends and family!

Travel Safe

  • Carry an emergency supply kit with you always
  • Let someone know your destination, route and time you expect to arrive
  • If you plan to drive through the night, be sure you are well rested
  • Never drink and drive

Swim Safely

  • Check the weather forecast before you set off (Note: if it’s due for thunder and lightning, postpone your plans for another day!)
  • Ensure there is constant supervision when children are in the water
  • Young children or inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S Coast Guard-approved life jackets
  • Never swim alone

Grilling Precautions

  • Set the grill up away from the house, tree branches, hanging vines, or anything else that could catch fire
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill at all times
  • Always start the grill as it should – do not add charcoal lighter fluid

From all of us at Global Financial & Insurance Services, we hope that you have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. So that you can properly relax during the weekend, be sure to contact us in Irving for all of your insurance needs in Texas!