Hey folks, let's try to move the issue of safety from the back of our minds to the front! In this Instructable I will share with you some safety tips.
Step 1: Food Allergies Are REAL!
If you are sharing recipes, be sure to include a warning that some people could be allergic some of the ingredients. This is especially important if you are using nuts, peas, fruit and wheat products.
Avoid this line of thinking: "Oh, it's not a problem for me, so why should it be a problem for someone else?"
Food allergies can be serious, folks. Think swollen throat! Think skin rash! Think anaphylactic shock (I know someone who nearly died eating fish)!
Step 2: Is Fire Involved?
Make sure you include a way to put out the fire if it gets out of control.
Make sure you tell the readers to have another person nearby should the practicer of the Instructable get burned.
Do not light a flame in the house or near flammable objects.
Do not use fire in a "trick" or stunt. Not worth the risk!
Fire is a good tool. But it is a dangerous tool.
Step 3: Glass!
Folks, let's warn our readers of this potential. Don't assume that everyone knows the dangers of broken glass.
Sure, we all use glass for many different things, but I have seen too many injuries caused by carelessness.
Step 4: Vandalism and Pranks
As for vandalism, respect the property of others and don't encourage others to do otherwise! We live in a society and for that society to work we need to follow the rules. I will never recommend an Instructable that urges people, especially children, to flout those rules.
Yes, I understand that some of you will make fun of me because it's not "cool" to follow the rules. Well, know this: So many people break the rules, that it takes someone with guts to follow them. Do you have guts?
Step 5: Things That Can Fall Apart/Unnecessary Speed
And let's watch the speed, folks. Some of these "vehicles" can go very fast. Slow it down, and you'll get there. Speed, and you'll just get injured.
Step 6: Let's Make SAFETY a Part of Our Lives!
Replace carelessly with careFULLY and your fun will never be interupted by injury.
Thank you for your attention to safety.