Remember, Remember… to Stay Safe on Fireworks Night

Remember, Remember… to Stay Safe on Fireworks Night

  • Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019

With growing controversy over whether fireworks as a whole should or shouldn’t be banned, and many superstores already making the decision to stop selling them, the most important factor on Bonfire Night is to remember safety.

One way to ensure yourself and those around you are safe during fireworks displays is to follow the Firework Code:

  • People should watch and enjoy fireworks from a safe distance and, due to the potential danger involved, only adults should light fireworks
  • Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch
  • Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  • Never return to a firework once it’s been lit
  • Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  • Make sure the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving
  • Keep pets indoors

It is more advisable to attend organised fireworks displays, but if you are having or attending a private event ensure that safety is top priority as well as having fun!

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