Fireworks

Bonfire safety

If you’re planning on having a bonfire, ensure youmake it as safe as possible for you and your family by following this advice:

  • Build your bonfirewell clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences, trees and hedges. Make sure you have a bucket of water or garden hose nearby
  • Only burn dry materials and never use flammable liquids or accelerants
  • Never leave the bonfire unattended
  • Keep your loved ones well away from the bonfire

Fireworks

If you are purchasing your own fireworks this year, make sure you make your own fireworks display as safe as possible:

  • Ensure they are marked with the British Standard safety number 7114 or the CE safety mark - A reputable retailer will sell fireworks that comply with this standard.
  • Keep your fireworks in a closed box or tin and out of reach of children.
  • Light fireworks at arm’s length and make sure everyone stands well back.
  • Never return to a lit firework:if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode!

Sparkler Safety

Sparklers are a fun way for children to enjoy firework celebrations but they can cause injuries if not used safely:

  • Always supervise children when using sparklers and follow the instructions on the packaging
  • Light sparklers one at a time
  • Ensure childrenarewearinggloves and keeping theirsparklers at arm’s length
  • You could even put the sparkler in the end of a carrot, making it even saferto hold!
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to put sparklers in after use

Click here to download our Fireworks Safety leaflet

Firework going off