Remember Remember... Stay Safe This 5th of November!
Fireworks are fun but they are also dangerous. If you are not going to an organised fireworks event and plan to set off fireworks of your own, make sure that everyone involved knows all about safety. We have put together some top safety tips for you this November!
Firework safety – the basics
- Make sure children stand at a safe distance from the bonfire.
- Keep everyone well back from the display.
- Never return to a lit firework.
- Never throw fireworks.
- Keep fireworks in a closed metal box.
- Always follow the instructions when using fireworks.
Did you know: A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph.
Sparklers are not ‘fireworks lite’ – A sparkler can reach a temperature of up to 2,000 degrees Celsius – 20 times the boiling point of water. And three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch!
- Always hold sparklers at arm’s length and wear gloves when handling them.
- Don’t hold babies and young children while you’re holding a sparkler – they can reach out unexpectedly and grab at them.
- Don’t give sparklers to children under 5. They’re too young to hold them safely and don’t understand why they might be dangerous.
- Older children can be trusted with sparklers, but need supervision. Teach them not to wave sparklers near anyone else or run while holding them.
- Once sparklers are out, make sure you put them in a bucket of water.
For further information search 'firework saftey' online. There is loads of great advice on how to stay safe and enjoy Bonfire Night and see you all back on Monday SAFE AND SOUND!