Soon enough, your halls will be filled with a host of ghosts, goblins, witches and vampires.
The sight isn’t scary. Not being prepared for them is.
But is your community ready for that onslaught of small children? If you’ve ever gone trick or treating, you know that the little goblins and vampires run from apartment to apartment in search of the best candy. What they’re not looking for are hazards that can and will literally trip and send them on a trip to the emergency room.
Make sure that kids and their parents or guardians are safe while trick or treating on your property.
Replace any burned out or broken lighting with new bulbs prior to Halloween.
Even if you end up not having an influx of kids that would require true crowd control, having some volunteers with flashlights assisting with direction and traffic control if they do will save you a headache.
Clear walking paths
When in groups, kids have a tendency to run, push, shove, and jump. Keeping the ground clear of possible hazards will help them stay safe, even if they do insist on running. This includes spaces inside and out, like stairs, sidewalks, and parking lots.
Place hazard tape or signs around any areas where a potential danger is found.
It’s impossible to guarantee that no one will get hurt trick or treating at your properties, but you hedge your bets by having a safety plan.