The 5th of November is just around the corner, and whilst bonfire night can be one of the most exciting nights of the year, it’s important to keep safe whilst having fun.
If you’re able to go to an organised event, that’s the best way to stay safe and make sure Bonfire Night goes with a bang. If not, these simple safety tips will keep your safe from harm.
How to keep safe:
•Keep fireworks in a closed box
•Follow the instructions on each firework
•Light all fireworks at arm’s length, approximately 25m away
•Stand well back
•Never go back to a lit firework
•Never put fireworks in your pocket
•Never throw fireworks
•Keep pets indoors
Take special care with sparklers
Sparklers can be beautiful and enjoyable for young children but adults must be aware of their potential dangers. Sparklers are the cause of a number of injuries but only a few simple precautions are necessary:
•Always supervise children with sparklers
•Teach them to hold the sparkler at arm’s length, but not near anyone else
•Sparklers are not for the under 5s. They will be labelled as such and it is your responsibility
•Have a container of water handy, big enough for the sparkler. Drop the sparkler in it as soon as it goes out
For more advice on how to keep your bonfire night safe and filled with fun instead of dangers, visit http://www.fireworks.co.uk/safety/
Alternatively, why not visit an organised firework displays held in your local area: http://www.visitsalford.info/viewevent.htm?id=7828
Remember, be safe but have fun!