We’re only two days away from Bonfire night. There are already people setting off fireworks at displays and in their own gardens. It’s an exciting time of year, but it can also be a dangerous time too.
Here’s our top tips for staying safe on Bonfire Night:
- Stand a fair distance from bonfires and where fireworks are being set off (min 15 metres)
- Wear sturdy clothing that’s not easily flammable
- Supervise children if you’re using sparklers
- Make sure your pets stay inside.
- Follow the instructions on the fireworks packaging.
- Have a bucket of water at the ready.
- If you have a fire at ground level dig a moat around it to prevent fire spread.
- Leave your bonfire unattended.
- Set off fireworks near buildings or people.
- Go near a firework after it has been lit or set off. Leave it for at least 1 hour.
- Set off fireworks after 11pm. Its against the law!
- Drink alcohol before or whilst using fireworks.
- Do not use petrol or paraffin to light the fire. A safer way to light it is to use paper and solid firelighters in two or three
places to ensure an even burn
If your’e having a firework party in your garden, you might want to look at this free download from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
Alternatively call us on 01622 717700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy Bonfire Night and stay safe!