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    How to safely pack sharps in your camping kit


    Summer is coming, the school holidays are getting closer and the holiday season is almost upon us, and although it’’s a fun and exciting time, the summer is a time for increased travel accident compensation claims. If you are planning a camping holiday this summer and want to avoid a travel accident, then make sure you are aware of the basic safety whilst camping, especially when packing sharps in your camping kit.

    Avoid a holiday accident by packing a knife safely

    Camping really does strip back the complications of everyday, modern life and encourages us to go back to basics when it comes to cooking and eating, and if you plan on cooking out in the open, you may want to take a knife with you in your luggage. A knife is an exceptionally useful thing to have whilst on a camping holiday with your family, but carrying a sharp item like incorrectly this can put you at risk of an injury on holiday. To ensure you carry a knife safely in your camping kit or backpack, look into investing in a knife guard. A knife guard is a guard that wraps around the blade of the knife so that when it is packed inside your bag, its blade is completely concealed. There are many different guards and most can be purchased for under £10. If you can’’t get your hands on a knife guard, wrapping a cloth or two, affixed with elastic bands so that it’’s tightly concealed, can also minimise risk of a camping injury, or even a work accident, if you use such instruments in your job.

    Packing other sharps safely

    It’’s not just knives that risk a travel injury when packed incorrectly for camping; sharp objects such as scissors and sewing needles also should be packed with care in any situation. Closing the blades of scissors with a safety guard, elastic band or re-usable cable tie can help reduce the risk of damaged luggage or a holiday and work injury, and keeping them in safe boxed tubs with lids can keep them concealed away from hands.

    Claiming travel compensation

    If you want to make a holiday accident claim, then why not call our freephone number and speak to one of the Accident Advice Helpline solicitors? Our service is obligation-free, and we can advise and assist you in your claim and help you obtain the compensation that you are entitled to.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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