Fireworks can be great fun. Unfortunately, every year, people get hurt because they fool around with fireworks. Last year over 900 people required hospital treatment from accidents involving fireworks. Make sure you’re not one of them by following these few simple rules.
Never play with fireworks - They are explosives and can hurt you.
Only adults should light or hold fireworks.
When you are watching fireworks stand well back.
Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode.
Fireworks will frighten your pets, so keep your pets safely indoors.
If you are given a sparkler, always wear gloves. Hold it at arm’s length. When your sparkler goes out, DON’T TOUCH IT. It could still burn you, so put it in a bucket of water.
It is an offence to:
Possess adult fireworks (all fireworks except party poppers and sparklers) in a public place by anyone under the age of 18
Possess category 4 fireworks (professional display fireworks) by anyone other than a fireworks professional
It is illegal to supply adult fireworks to those under 18 Curfew on the use of adult fireworks between 11pm to 7am
Enjoy your Bonfire Night and keep safe; there are some great organised bonfire events around Newark and Southwell, check them out.