Be Safe on Firework Night

As you know, watching fireworks is a great night out, but they can be extremely dangerous.

Follow their advice to keep yourself and others safe:

  • Only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114
  • Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them
  • Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back
  • Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if a firework hasn't gone off, it could still explode
  • Never throw fireworks and never put them in your pocket
  • Respect your neighbours – don’t let off fireworks late at night and remember there are laws to follow
  • Take care with sparklers – never give them to children under five. Even when they have gone out they are still hot 
  • Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening

Follow the link here to find out more from the LFB.  Also, check out the story behind firework night here from Newsround on CBBC. 

Enjoy and stay safe!