It's Bonfire Night once again and we hope that the weather stays dry for everyone heading out to a firework display this weekend or having their own display at home. To help everyone stay safe whilst having fun here is a quick reminder of the Firework Code:
Only adults should deal with setting up firework displays, the lighting of fireworks and the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used (and remember, alcohol and fireworks don't mix!). Children and young people should be supervised, and watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance.
Follow these top 10 tips for a safer fireworks party:
Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable, and check the time you can legally set off fireworks
Only buy fireworks which carry the CE or UKCA marks, keep them in a closed box, and use them one at a time
Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back
Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
Never return to a firework once it has been lit
Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.
Have a safe and happy Bonfire Night!