“REMEMBER, remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot,” goes the traditional rhyme.
Only adults should deal with setting up firework displays, the lighting of fireworks and the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used. Children and young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance:
1 Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable
2 Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
3 Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
4 Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back
5 Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
6 Never return to a firework once it has been lit
7 Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
8 Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
9 Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.
Stay safe whilst playing fireworks. Better still check out sites to see where your nearest Fireworks Display will be and enjoy watching the extravaganza in safety.