Top Tips on Fireworks Safety this Bonfire Night
Every year, as the sky lights up with the dazzling spectacle of fireworks, safety experts raise their concerns about home firework displays. Sadly, despite these warnings, celebrations often result in preventable injuries, with some involving very young children. Fireworks, when managed correctly, can be a source of joy and wonder for families. Ensuring everyone’s safety should always be a priority. To assist families in enjoying these mesmerising displays without any hitches, we’ve crafted an article packed with our ‘Top Tips on Fireworks Safety’. Dive in to equip yourself with knowledge and make your next fireworks event both spectacular and safe.
Top Safety Tips for Home Fireworks Displays
- Did you know that A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph? That’s why it is important for only adults should deal with setting up firework displays, the lighting of fireworks and the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.
- Children should be supervised at all times and watch the fireworks at a safe distance
- Plan your firework display, work out the order you intend to light each firework and make sure you finish before 11pm
- Only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark, keep them in a closed box and use them one at a time
- Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
- Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and then stand well back
- Never have any naked flames near fireworks, such as cigarettes
- Never return to a firework once it has been lit, even if it does not go off
- Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
- Make sure you direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
- If you are having a Bonfire never use paraffin or petrol
- 100% Make sure that the fire is out, and surroundings are made safe before leaving
Sparklers are Fireworks Too
Are you planning on using Sparklers this Bonfire Night? If so why not take a few minutes to read over some simple Top Tips on Sparkler Safety Here
Attending an Organised Firework Display
Injury figures support the advice that the safest place to enjoy fireworks is at a large public display, as far fewer people are injured here than at smaller family or private parties. If you would rather attend a local organised Firework Display, then Click Here to see our Handy Guide to where is hosting Bonfire and Fireworks Display in West Wales this year.