The Office for Product Safety and Standards has published safety guidance on using fireworks responsibly which may be helpful for fireworks events. This includes a reminder to follow the Fireworks Code. Further safety tips from OPSS include:
You can read the complete safety guidance here, please do share with your communities to help keep people safe. There are some downloadable resources available that you can use as social media posts or as posters.
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Bonfire and fireworks events can be very popular but have the potential to cause damage and serious injury. If you wish to hold a bonfire event, you will need to ensure you follow safety guidelines, and minimise any potential risks to spectators and property. Here are some guidelines for managing risk at bonfires and fireworks events.
Where possible the display should be organised and operated by the manufacturer of the fireworks or a professional operator. When employing a contractor, you must obtain written confirmation that they have adequate Public and Employers’ Liability insurance. If is not possible to employ professionals, then a responsible adult from the organising committee should be given sole control of the storage and lighting of fireworks.
Fireworks which fail to ignite should not be returned to the metal container and no attempt should be made to relight them.
Please note that firework and bonfire events must be organised in accordance with COVID-19 secure guidance and Government advice applicable at the time of the event.
Kevin Millard – Regional Representative for Devon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07458 124 847
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