Safety First for Fireworks Fun

Firework displays are loads of fun, but fireworks can be really dangerous if you don’t use them properly. As we approach November 5th, here’s our guide on how to stay safe around fireworks.

Every year on Bonfire Night there are hundreds of accidents across the UK, and lots of them happen to children.

Fireworks can be very dangerous and that’s why safety is the most important thing when it comes to having a display.

We recommend that people attend professionally organised fireworks events but, if you do have your own fireworks party, follow these safety tips:

  • don’t buy fireworks from anywhere dodgy, like a van or a temporary, unlicensed market stall
  • only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 or with a CE mark – this shows that the firework meets British or European safety standards (a reputable shop will know this)
  • follow the instructions on each firework – read them in daylight or by torchlight, never by a naked flame
  • make suitable supports and launchers if you’re setting off Catherine wheels or rockets.

Please read this fireworks safety leaflet to help you plan a successful event and help keep safe.