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How To Handle Fireworks In A Responsible Manner

Absolutely, having fun with fireworks can be a fun experience. The sparkles that appear in the sky are accentuated by blasting sounds, and incredible effects will leave spectators in awe and awe. It doesn’t matter if it’s a New Year’s celebration or any other holiday occasion the fireworks display could make a huge impact on the celebration. However, this doesn’t mean that it should be handled in a casual manner. In order to ensure that it is properly set up for safe lighting, a safe display, and a successful display, it is essential to take care when handling it.

Statistics on the safety of firework work in the UK

When handling fire, safety is always a first priority. This includes handling fireworks too. The last thing you’ll wish to do is cause injuries or even fatalities caused by improper handling of your fireworks. If you’re not convinced that firework safety is essential be considered, consider the following information and figures from the UK:

At least 127 fires within the nation’s properties that are started by fireworks every year.
The majority of incidents of injuries and deaths caused by fireworks happen during family gatherings, or private celebrations.
A single sparkle can reach temperatures of as high as 2000 degrees Celsius – which is twenty times higher than the point at which water boils.
To throw a fireworks into the street or in a public space without permission is an crime. It could result in being prosecuted and could result in an amount of fine as high as £5000.

Based on these figures that are available, it is no surprise that the safety of fireworks is paramount. Safety in handling fireworks will not only protect property from damage caused from fireworks but can also safeguard and save the lives of the people who are around.

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In the following sections we will provide important rules and guidelines to follow when handling fireworks to ensure highest level of safety for your neighborhood:

If you’re planning to put on fireworks for your event Here are some tips to take into consideration and implement:

Make sure you buy fireworks with the marking BS 7114.
Store and keep all fireworks within a sealed box.
Always follow the firework safety guidelines and adhere to them.
If you are lighting fireworks, keep an empty bucket of water, fire extinguisher, or hose near.
When lighting, make sure to do it in a straight line using a taper.
It is important to get away immediately after you have lit the fuse.
If older children are using fireworks, they must be supervised by an adult. Children younger than 12 years old should not be allowed to use fireworks at all.
Light sparklers, one at a time , and wear gloves.
Always keep your pets inside.

The Don’ts

On the other end on the spectrum are the things to be aware of when dealing with fireworks:

Find a firework which isn’t working and try to ignite it.
Set off a firework in the vicinity of anything that is flammable, including grass, dry leaves or gasoline.
Aim to light up more than one fireworks the same time.
Send a fireworks blast towards anyone.
Make a firework in the indoors.
Let young children enjoy any type of fireworks, including sparklers.
Make use of a firework when you are taking drugs or alcohol.


You are now aware of what to do with any kind of fireworks. To ensure safety, be sure to follow the rules and don’ts in the previous paragraphs to make sure that the fireworks are safe and your guests and family are secure. At the conclusion of the night security will always be the top priority!