Fireworks
Safety, Seasonal

Staying Safe and Enjoying Firework Fun!

Firework season is well upon us now, and with a vast majority of the UK’s population either popping along to a fireworks display, or having fireworks at home, here a few safety tips that we feel you should pass on to young children.

Remember, stay safe this firework season!

Never touch fireworks
This is a pretty obvious one for children and adults alike. The only person touching fireworks should be the organiser or person officially setting them off. Make sure that if you are having fireworks at home, you keep them I a safe location, away from children, small hands and any other fires.

Stand away from the bonfire
Traditional fireworks displays may also have a bonfire burning – whilst it is natural for children to want to get close and see these fire displays, it is advised that children should stay well back from the fire. Although a safety barrier should be present at an organised display, and children should honour it. If there is no safety barrier, make sure that children remain close to you.

Never go near a firework once it has been lit
Again this applied to all ages! Once a firework has been lit there is the chance that there could be a small delay in it actually going up into the ski. Children should stay well back from all fireworks.

Only one sparkler at a time
Sparklers can cause very nasty injuries and should only be given to a child, one at a time. Also, it is important that children wear gloves when handling sparklers and there is a large bucket of water available for the discarded sparklers to go into.
Tip: If you get a plastic pint cup, pierce a hole in the bottom and thread the bottom end of the sparkler though it. Then children can place their gloved hands into the pint cup, which will act like a shield!

Stay close and have fun!
Most firework displays, both home and organises, go off without a problem, ut buy just taking a few safety precautions, you can ensure that you and your family stay as safe as possible!

After all, fireworks are fun!

Additional things you might require:
hats, scarf, wellies, reigns, high visibility jackets

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