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6 Essential Summer Safety Tips

Summer is a time for fun and family, with long days filled with outdoor activities, barbecues, and trips to the beach. However, amidst all the excitement, it’s important not to forget about safety. To ensure that your summer remains enjoyable and accident-free, follow these six essential summer safety tips and beat the heat!


The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend public fireworks show, such as Canada Day celebrations. However, if you must light fireworks at home, please avoid locations near buildings and trees. Never point fireworks at another person, and don’t give fireworks to small children.


The sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 am and 3 pm. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect yourself and your family. If you’re going swimming, ensure that it is water-resistant. Apply 15 minutes before having fun in the sun and reapply after swimming and excessive sweating.

Drink Water

Avoid an increased risk of sunstroke and heat exhaustion by staying hydrated. Make sure to drink water, as caffeinated and alcoholic drinks won’t be enough. We recommend having cool water on hand whenever you can during the hot months of summer.

Wear A Helmet

The summer is a great time to head out on your bicycle, skateboard or rollerblades. Make sure to wear a helmet to prevent a head injury.

Bug Repellant

Avoid itchy mosquito bites by using bug spray in a well-ventilated area. Canada has seen an increase in ticks in recent years. After walking through grassy and forested areas, make sure to check yourself, your kids, and your pets over. If bitten by a tick, remove it right away and see a healthcare provider if it has been on you for 36 hours or more.

Grill Safety

Summer is the perfect time to get the BBQ out and make delicious food for the whole family, but there are things you should do to prevent burns and fires. Never grill indoors, near branches or buildings, and always keep children at least three feet away from any heat or flame. Don’t leave your grill unattended. It’s always a good idea to clean your grill regularly to remove the grease buildup on the grills.

As summer ramps up, don’t let safety slip your mind. By following these six essential summer safety tips, you can ensure that your family enjoys all the season has to offer while staying safe and sound. Beat the heat and make this summer both fun and safe!