All You Need To Know About Fireworks For Bonfire Night
7th October 2014
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Have you heard of the ‘Firework Code’? This code includes ten safety steps of how to use and enjoy fireworks safely.

1) Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.

2) Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.

3) Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.

4) Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.

5) Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.

6) Never return to a firework once it has been lit.

7) Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.

8) Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.

9) Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.

10) Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.


Be Safe Not Sorry

 . It is against the law to purchase and use fireworks if you are under 18.

. Sparklers should never be given to a child under 5 years old as once lit they are extremely hot, burns can be crucial to the health and wellbeing of a child.

. Be wary as it is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight).


Disposal of Fireworks

. Never put fireworks, even those which are fully spent, on the bonfire.

. Never dispose of them by burying.

. Put fully spent fireworks (but not misfired or partly spent fireworks) in refuse receptacles.

. Soak misfired or partly spent fireworks in a container of water in an area where they cannot be tampered with (preferably away from the display site) and contact the manufacturer or supplier for advice on disposal.



Consider your pet this bonfire night as the majority of them are frightened by the lights and noise, so why not take precautions to protect your pets during the times of the year when fireworks are likely to be set off.

. Keeping your pets indoors is advised. This includes bringing in pets that are kept outside, such as rabbits or guinea pigs.

. Close all of your windows and doors and try to drown out the noise as much as possible, this will also prevent them from running away in fright and possibly getting lost.

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