Safety Tips for Santa Claus

Between all the present wrapping, route planning, and checking the Naughty and Nice lists, Kris Kringle also has to set aside time to go over a safety check list to avoid personal injury. When your job involves a lot of walking on snowy rooftops and night flying, it’s always a good idea to take extra precautions.

  • Perform a pre-flight safety check on sleigh
  • Ensure footwear has proper traction and can keep feet dry on rooftops
  • Always check for a fire before descending the chimney
  • No distracted flying, no texting or calls
  • Avoid warm milk to stay alert
  • Wear proper eye protection to avoid snow blindness
  • Keep hands and feet dry and warm to avoid frostbite
  • Charge GPS battery before leaving the North Pole
  • Pack dog treats to distract disgruntled pets
  • No drinking and flying (especially eggnog)
  • Polish Rudolph’s nose for maximum illumination
  • If rooftop appears icy or otherwise hazardous, seek alternate landing area
  • Ensure hat fits well to avoid obstructed vision
  • Stay hydrated
  • Check in with Mrs. Claus and/or elves to update them on progress
  • Keep both hands on the reins
  • Do not leave gifts in doorways or stairwells to avoid slips, trips and falls.
  • Do not allow reindeer to graze on poinsettias, holly, mistletoe, etc. as they can be poisonous to animals
  • Keep all warm beverages in a tightly sealed thermos to avoid spills/burns
  • In the event of a snow storm, land sleigh somewhere safe and wait until the weather clears
  • Upon take –off and landing, ensure runway is clear of elves, reindeer, and anthropomorphic snowmen

Tell the kids not to fret over Santa's safety. This year, he’s well-prepared to take to the skies and deliver gifts to all the good little boys and girls around the world.


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