Fireworks Safety Code

Posted by Mark Neville on September 06, 2012 0 Comments

Whether planning a few garden fireworks to share with friends, creating a wedding fireworks display, or even your bonfire nights fireworks, then your first priority has to be safety!

Adults should be the only people to light fireworks - young people should simply watch and enjoy! It’s also important after the event, that adults take care of the safe disposal of used fireworks.

As edge ever-nearer to November 5th, here are our top 10 fireworks safety tips ensuring a safe and fun time can be had by all:

  1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
  2. Store fireworks in a closed, dry box and use them one at a time.
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch.
  4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
  7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
  10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

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