With Bonfire night fast approaching, you might be considering holding your own special fireworks display.
Let’s face it, there are a few things more exciting than a huge noisy display of beautiful colours and shapes in the sky – especially for kids! But it is important to be aware of the risks and dangers fireworks and cosy bonfires can pose to everyone involved, if not handled and monitored carefully.
If you are planning on hosting a private fireworks display in your garden, there are a few things you can do to prepare for a successful and safe event. The NHS website has published its own list of guidelines for people to follow…
Health and Safety Matters
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Ideally you will enlist one person to be responsible for letting off the fireworks and that person must not be drinking alcohol during this time. Make sure that your guests stand well away from the fireworks and supervise children at all times.
Another important thing to remember is to not go back to a lit firework if it has not set off. The firework is still live and could be seriously dangerous if it explodes near you.
It is a well-known piece of advice that animals should be kept inside but also bear in mind that fireworks should not be set off after 11pm unless it is November 5th where they can be used up to midnight.
For more health and safety advice for your fireworks night, visit the NHS website.
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Fireworks displays offer a great opportunity for friends and family to get together, wrap up warm and have lots of fun. We hope you enjoy your Bonfire night this year, just make sure it’s spectacular!
Thanks Sandra for your comment, I'm glad you liked the post. I hope you got to see some fireworks too, they are everywhere at the moment! AVS.
Thanks you for the advice!