Safety & Planning For Your Fireworks Display

Safety & Planning For Your Fireworks Display

Bonfire night and a little planning will help keep you and your children safe and well.  Due to Covid -19 most of us will be having bonfire night at home Yippy! NOT in a large Gathering.  We are so use to being in a safe controlled area with fire and medical services at Hand.  Not to sound like a damp squib, please Plan your firework night well, greatly increasing your chances of a great safe night. 

                        Safety & Planning For Your Fireworks Display

  1. KEEP ANIMALS INDOORS AND SAFE AS THEY ARE HIGHLY FRIGHTEND AT THIS TIME OF YEAR

  2. Plan what clothing you and children are going to be wearing as some are highly combustible.

  3. In the day Plan where you will light your fire-works, move flammable items and have a hose ready or a few buckets of water, this will put you way ahead of the game if something goes wrong.

  4. Pick your spot for lighting your fireworks, you will need some space and may need some props, like a pipe for the rockets to be placed in a safe position when lighting, knocked into the ground (which is provided with your pack of fireworks) or a concrete block or non-combustible surface to light them on. Also think what direction the fireworks are likely to go.

  5. If you are having a bonfire, make sure there are no animals that may be hiding or have made a home to live. When lighting your fire never use petrol remembering petrol lights instantly and is highly dangerous and flammable!

  6. Ok you are ready; you have planned well. Make sure your fireworks have been stored in a safe and dry place and in good condition and make sure (You only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark), keep them in a closed box and use them one at a time.

  7. Also read the instructions on each firework before lighting.

YOUR SAFTY

REMEMBER STAY, SAFE, STAND BACK AND LET THE GROWN UPS LIGHT THE FIREWORKS!

  • Only use one firework at a time

  • Always have an adult to supervise

  • Make sure the area is safe for use of fireworks

  • Alcohol and Fireworks do not mix

  • Follow instructions on each firework CHECK THE LABELS

  • Use common sense

  • Do not lean over Fireworks while lighting

  • If your fireworks do not go off DO NOT attempt to relight.

  • Keep fireworks at arms-length

  • Never pick up old fireworks can be hot or explode

  • Children with sparklers should always wear gloves and hold at arm’s length

 If the worst happens and you do get burnt Stay calm

Remove tight clothing to stop swelling and infection Cool the burn in cold running water for ten minutes as soon as you can. If the burn is severe phone 999 and follow their guidance

Think of the wildlife the next day when clearing your garden.  Wildlife and pets are like children they love wrappers sticks and anything that is new, so please clean up your garden as the firework may have gun powder or chemicals that will harm them.

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