Fireworks bring joy to so many people, but it's vital that everyone takes precautions to ensure that displays remain an enjoyable and safe experience. With this in mind, the Galactic Fireworks team has put together this awesome resource of safety information for you to learn about what makes a fireworks display safe - and potential risk factors to look out for!
These resources are a great way for kids to learn about how to stay safe at fireworks displays and ensure that any fireworks are handled with care by an adult. This will help prevent burns and eye injuries to both children and adults as well.
To learn more, you can:
- Take our Fireworks Safety Quiz, to see how much you and your children do and don’t know about staying safe at fireworks displays
- Read through our ‘First Bonfire Night’ e-book, which details the adventures of Cassie and Cabbage
- Download our ‘What Can You See On Bonfire Night?’ eye-spy guide, designed for children to have fun during displays whilst learning at the same time!
- Read through our list of safety tips
Fireworks Safety Tips
Fireworks should only be lit by an adult. They should read and follow the instructions on each firework.
Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
Never throw fireworks or put them in a pocket.
Don’t bring your pet to a fireworks display, this could scare them.
When you hold a sparkler, always wear gloves and hold them at arm’s length.
An adult should light sparklers one at a time.
Stand far back from the fireworks and the bonfire.
Once your sparkler is finished, put it in water or a dirt-filled bucket.
Ensure you keep the fireworks in a closed box until you’re ready to use them.
The law states that you must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for: Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight. New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am.