Spooky Season is here! The kiddos and parents are busy prepping their costumes, and your residents could be planning on trick or treating in your manufactured home community. As a community owner, there is some prep you need to take to make sure the night is enjoyable for your residents, they stay safe, and you are not liable for any accidents that may occur.
Halloween Safety Tips for Manufactured Home Community Owners
Lighting – Since parents and the children will be walking around the property in the evening/night, you want to make sure there is enough lighting for safety. Without it, people driving might be unable to see the trick or treaters. This could also be a trip hazard.
Sidewalks and Safety Signage – Make sure parents know to use the sidewalks if available and now is the time to repair any stop signs, yield signs, or other traffic or safety signage that may be damaged. Repair or block off any damaged sidewalk or road way that could cause someone to fall.
Community Trick-or-Treat Event – If residents going door-to-door doesn’t sound ideal for your community, you could suggest hosting a trick-or-treat event at the community office. Trunk or treats are also a popular Halloween event for kids that is an alternative to traditional trick or treating.
Community Reminders and Halloween Safety Newsletter – It is a good idea to send out a newsletter via flyers, emails, or community bulletin boards to remind the residents of Halloween safety protocol.
Here are some things to include:
- Remember to drive slowly and be on the lookout for kids and families
- Don’t let children trick or treat by themselves
- Make sure to look both ways before crossing the street
- Only trick-or-treat at homes that have a porch light on
- Don’t cut across yards or driveways
- Don’t let children pet animals they are not familiar with
- If you have pets, make sure they are secure and in a separate room if frightened
With these safety tips, your manufactured home community can have a successful and fun Halloween, free of any accidents.
And as always, if a crime is committed in the community that tenants should know about so they can be vigilant, such as an assault or battery, then let your tenants know.
For your manufactured home community owner insurance, give Mobile Insurance a call at (800) 458-4320 or contact us here today.
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