Firework Safety from Blitz Fireworks – it is paramount to us, it’s one of the cornerstones of our business and something that we just don’t compromise on. Neither should you, it just isn’t worth it.
You can read more about it here on Cheshire Fire & Rescue’s website.
BEFORE YOU LIGHT, MAKE SURE THEY ARE UPRIGHT: YOU MUST MAKE SURE THE FIREWORK CANNOT FALL OVER!
Millions of people throughout many centuries have enjoyed fireworks. Accidents can happen with anything though – anytime, anywhere. Don’t let it happen to you with fireworks, because the consequences of carelessness with fire can be devastating.
The guidelines for a safe fireworks party are very simple to observe.
FOLLOW THE FIREWORK CODE
- Always buy from a LICENCED retailer.
- Do not buy fireworks from UNLICENSED sellers on Facebook Market Place/eBay/Gumtree/Amazon
- They may not have the regular safeguards in place for transactions.
- They may be selling illegal fireworks that are not up to UK or European fireworks safety standards.
- If they are UNLICENSED, they ARE breaking the LAW.
- Only buy fireworks marked CE (BSEN 15947).
- Always keep fireworks in a closed box. Take them out one at a time and close the box.
- Never put fireworks in your pocket.
- Let your neighbours know you will have a small display – you can use social media groups to get that message across.
- Avoid setting fireworks off late at night, particularly if it is a school-night.
- Be considerate to your neighbours, especially if they have pets or small children.
- Do not set fireworks off in the street or other public places; it is against the law.
- Never throw fireworks or hold and point at others; it is extremely dangerous.
- Keep pets indoors, play background music and draw curtains or blinds if your pet is affected by fireworks. Consider asking your retailer for sound sensitive fireworks.
- Do not light fireworks under the influence of alcohol.
- Never fool around with fireworks.
- Light fireworks one at a time at arm’s length, at the end of the fuse, using a safety firework lighter or a portfire.
- Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves, even when lighting them.
- Never give sparklers to a child under the age of 5.
- Ideally, you should never go back to a lit firework. However,
- – Some of the new CE fireworks do come with a dual fuse option.
- – Please read and follow these instructions VERY carefully.
- Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire.
FIREWORK SAFETY FROM BLITZ FIREWORKS – STAY SAFE, BE CONSIDERATE, AND DON’T BECOME A NUISANCE, PLEASE THINK OF OTHERS.