Tips To Stay Safe During Bonfire Night

Tips To Stay Safe During Bonfire Night

Remember Remember the 5th of November! That’s right Bonfire Night is fast approaching and we are here to make sure you keep are alert and keep safe during the brilliant night!

Fire work display over Houses of Parliament

Keep fireworks away from Children.

It might sound obvious but many accidents happen to under 16’s and most injuries occur at home displays so make everyone stays well away from the fireworks or even stay inside!

Keep sparklers away from children under 5 years old.

Sparklers can reach temperatures of up to 2000°C, and children are too young to understand why they are dangerous. If you do let children over 5 use them, supervise them while they use them! After the sparkler dies out, make sure they are put it into a bucket of cold water and no one picks a hot one off the ground.

sparklers on fire

Wrap up warm!

If you are going to stand outside or go watch a public bonfire, make sure you double up the layers! Wear the warmest coat you own and make sure you stock up on gloves, scarves and or why not wear our snuggle socks  for the ultimate warmth factor!

Adults- Take care when lighting the fireworks!

Make sure your firework is secure in the ground and shoot off in the wrong direction! After lighting the firework, make sure you walk away from the firework and stand well back!

Keep a bucket of water near you.

Just in case any fire breaks out, always have a bucket of water ready at all times!

Choose the correct location for a bonfire.

If you are putting on a bonfire this Bonfire Night, make sure you pick the right location. Make there are no trees or buildings by it. Keep the bonfire at least 18 metres away from the house and sheds as well.

marshmallows roasting over a bonfire

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