Stay safe this Bonfire Night! Wrap up warm and follow these fireworks safety tips…
Fireworks and bonfires are always lovely to watch but they can be very dangerous. The safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is to attend one of the organised displays as featured on our Fireworks Finder map.
Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 from a legitimate retailer.
Keep fireworks in a closed metal box.
Plan ahead to make your firework display fun and safe.
Keep naked flames and cigarettes away from fireworks.
Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
On The Night:
Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
Use fireworks one at a time and keep them in a box.
Follow the instructions on each firework.
Light them at arm’s length using a taper or a firework lighter.
Stand well back.
Never return to a firework once it’s been lit.
Enjoy fireworks from a reasonable distance.
Direct any rockets well away from spectators.
Never use petrol or any accelerant on a bonfire.
Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
Always supervise children around fireworks.
Never throw fireworks.
Keep pets indoors.
Don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night.
Before lighting your bonfire, check that there are no animals (or children!) inside.
Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
Dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished.
Never give sparklers to a child under five.
Once You’ve Finished:
Make sure to safely dispose fireworks once they have been used.
If you’re having a bonfire make sure it’s out and the surroundings are safe before leaving.
Afterwards, use tongs to collect up spent fireworks.
Most of all… have fun!