Bonfire Night Safety Tips
The time of year has soon snuck up on us where people will be lighting the skies with fireworks and glowing bonfires, it’s important to remember to stay safe this bonfire night whether you are at home or a fireworks display, keep safety in the back of your mind so you can enjoy the celebrations safely.
We’ve put together the following tips on staying safe this bonfire night;
Keep everyone at a safe distance from the fire
Bonfires should be at least 15 metres away from houses, trees, fences, sheds, overhead cables, etc. on open ground
Before you light your bonfire, please make a thorough check to see that there aren’t any animals or wildlife nesting in your bonfire.
Always have water available in case you need to control the bonfire, if it becomes uncontrollable, call 999 immediately.
It is advisable that whoever is supervising the fire should not drink alcohol
Burn dry materials only
Do not burn any household rubbish, tyres, plastic, foam or paint
Do not use highly flammable liquids to light your bonfire
Do not put aerosols or pressurised containers onto the bonfire
Please keep everyone at safe distance whilst celebrating with fireworks
Do not leave fireworks unattended
Never go back to a firework once it has been lit
Always wear gloves when using sparklers
Please keep pets inside during bonfire and firework celebrations