Being cautious on fireworks night is as important as having fun. Anti-social behaviour and injuries associated with Fireworks night has become a major issue for communities and emergency services across the UK.
The anti-social use of fireworks and the resultant damage which can be caused to property is a serious concern, posing a threat to all types of buildings, including commercial and residential types of properties, and the business community.
Here are some of our tips on staying safe, but of course still having some fun.
If you decide to get together with family and friends, here are some tips on staying safe when using fireworks:
Never keep fireworks in the house – store in a secure, safe place.
- Do not attach fireworks to sheds or outbuildings.
- Do not light fireworks inside the home, including sparklers.
- Only buy fireworks that comply with the British Standard 7114 or it’s European equivalent. Instructions should be in English.
- Don’t drink alcohol if you’re lighting fireworks.
- Keep fireworks in a closed box.
- Follow the instructions on each firework
- Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper.
- Stand well back!
- Never go near a firework that has been lit. If it hasn’t yet gone off, it could still explode.
- Never throw fireworks or put them in your pocket.
- Always supervise children around fireworks.
- Keep pets indoors.
Remember stay safe and have fun!
Article courtesy of LV= Broker