Bonfire night can be a spectacular event, but not everyone enjoys it. In order for everyone to make the most of this time, here are some tips to keep everyone safe.
The safest way to enjoy Bonfire night is to attend a registered, organised display. This is also a great way of keeping noise to a minimum to protect more vulnerable people in society.
However, if you are planning on celebrating at home, be considerate and let your neighbours know, particularly if they are elderly or have young children or pets. Please also be mindful of the firework code. The firework code in the UK is a list of firework 'commandments' designed to ensure safety. They are:
It is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year's Eve, and Chinese New Year (1am).
If you are planning on using sparklers, here are some safety tips:
If you are planning on lighting a bonfire, please follow this advice:
For more firework safety advice, please visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' dedicated webpage: Firework safety - RoSPA
Advice for pet owners during fireworks season ¿ An infographic created by the RSPCA