Fireworks Are Beautiful To Watch But Make Sure Your Families Safety Comes First
30th October 2016
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On a clear night, the sky explodes with colours cascading downward.  Children's faces light up and everything seems magical and for most people it is.

However, for an unfortunate few, fireworks have ruined everything.  They have suffered horrific burns and it can be anytime either before or after firework night.  

Fireworks handled after they have exploded can still contain gunpowder and other chemicals that when moved can re-ignite, so safety should always be your top priority.

These are the golden rules to follow when handling fireworks:

  • Light sparklers one at a time and always wear gloves
  • Never give sparklers to a child under 5 (Their arms often end up too close to their face)
  • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box away from under 18s
  • ALWAYS follow the instructions on each firework - They will vary for each firework
  • Light them at arm's length, using a taper
  • Stand well back
  • NEVER go back to a lit firework
  • NEVER put fireworks in your pocket.  This can set your clothes and skin alight
  • NEVER throw fireworks
  • ALWAYS keep pets indoors – not only are they frightened, they are also very inquisitive.

If you follow these guidelines at home or go to a well managed show, you can enjoy all the sparkles and wonders of firework night safely year on year.

So wrap up and have fun!

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