Guy Fawkes Safety

Tonight is Guy Fawkes so we hope you all manage to see some pretty fireworks but please remember if you are having your own display there are some rules to keep everyone safe:

*Only buy fireworks that comply with British Standard 7114 or its European equivalent. Instructions should be in English.
*Only adults should light fireworks and deal with firework displays.
*Don’t drink alcohol if you’re lighting fireworks.
*Keep fireworks in a closed box.
*Follow the instructions on each firework and be sure they’re suitable for home use.
*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.
*Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
*Don’t give sparklers to children under five years old.
*Keep pets indoors.
*Make sure you dispose of used fireworks safely.

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