Bonfire Night is going to be very different for a lot of people this year. Due to lockdown 2 in the UK, there are no organised firework displays or Bonfire Night events allowed.
This means a lot of people will be buying their own fireworks for a display in their garden. Using fireworks without professional help and in a small area such as a garden, can become very dangerous very quickly if something goes wrong.
This is why we have decided to compile together some tips on how you can stay safe when using fireworks at home, so you can enjoy Bonfire Night as best as you can!
How To Stay Safe On Bonfire Night
- Do not let children use or handle fireworks. Make sure they are supervised by a responsible adult at all times, especially when using sparklers.
- All users and spectators should wear protective eyewear.
- Do not use when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Do not light fireworks or sparklers inside and keep away from people, animals and flammable materials.
- Do not hold lit fireworks in your hands.
- Never throw or point fireworks at people or animals.
- Only light 1 firework at one time. Do not relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
- Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish any lit fireworks or in case of fire.
- soak spent or unused fireworks for an hour before discarding.
- Never use illegal fireworks.
For more information on firework, bonfire and sparkler safety, visit RoSPA's website here.
We hope you enjoy your Bonfire Night this year whatever your plans are, and we look forward to seeing everyone's photos on social media!