There is, quite simply, nothing like the World Cup. The 2014 festival of football caught the imagination more than most because its host, Brazil, epitomises everything that there is to love about the beautiful game.
Though England were the sole representative from the British Isles, and were drawn in an extremely tough group to boot, there are sure to be some memorable house parties in the coming months as football fans throughout the land congregate to celebrate and commiserate together.
At such gatherings, safety is often far from the forefront of anyones minds. However, accidents and personal injuries can render an experience more painful than any penalty shoot out defeat.
How can I avoid slips, trips and falls and other accidents during a World Cup house party?
There are a number of things you can do to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries occurring. Five of the best tips are:
- Keep it tight at the back (and front): Before your party begins, take a good look around the house. Is it free of clutter, trailing wires and other trip hazards? Slips and falls can end a party before its even had a chance to get going. Plus, celebrating a last-minute winner with sufficient gusto is impossible if there isn’t enough room.
- Feed the wings (and everyone else): Whatever food you’re serving up, you need to pay close attention to both the sustenance and the cooking devices. Barbecues are an obvious fire hazard that can cause serious personal injuries while poorly cooked food is a severe health hazard.
- Create space: You should have ample room for guests both in and outside your house. This includes parking if possible. Nothing gets a party off to a bad start like a traffic accident on the way.
- Stay in control: Making sure only those who are invited turn up will prevent your event spiralling into chaos.
- Pass it on: A word of warning to your neighbours about your plans will be appreciated and can be the difference between them calling you or the police if the noise levels get too high.
However they happen, personal injuries can be painful and distressing. If you are hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can get you back on your feet with injury compensation. Give the Freephone advice line a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.