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Bonfire Night Safety Guide

Stay safe this Bonfire night

Bonfire night is almost upon us!!!

 

Bonfire night is one of the most exciting nights of the year and I hope that you all have a fantastic time this year whether you’re going to an organised event or gathering around at a friend or family members house. That being said I think we are all aware of how dangerous bonfire night can be so everyone at Oipps wants to help make your night as safe as possible, so we thought we would share some information with you to help with that.

Sparklers

Even at the age of 28 there seems to be something so satisfying about writing your name, and anything else you can think of in the air with a sparkler. But you must handle them with care, we would recommend wearing gloves, especially children as sparklers can reach temperatures of 2,000°C, this is over 15 times the boiling point of water so make sure you keep them at a safe distance and plunge dead sparklers into a bucket of water hot end first as soon as you’ve finished with them. We have a huge selection of buckets in all shapes and sizes at Oipps.co.uk so have a look round.

Fireworks

Fireworks are probably most people’s favourite things about bonfire night, but also one of the most dangerous so take a look at the rules below-

  • Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper.
  • Observe them from a safe distance.
  • NEVER go back to a lit firework.
  • Always keep an eye on children during your firework display.
  • Keep your fireworks safely stored in a metal container with lid closed so you can keep them safe and secure during the display.
  • Keep a bucket of water ready for any emergencies.

November can be quite cold (so make sure you wrap up warm!) and sticking your fireworks in the ground may prove difficult so try using a bucket or container of soft earth to make things easier. Don’t get into trouble by light your fireworks too late though, remember you can only light them up to 11:00pm, any time after that is illegal.

Pets

For how much we love bonfire night our pets hate it! They hate loud bangs and bright flashes so it can be a very traumatising experience for them. During the day try and walk your pet before all the celebrations begin. It is best to keep your pets indoors and close the curtains to try and keep them as calm as possible when you start your display. Turning the television on to distract them from the noise may help. If your pet does hide away don’t worry, leave them be as it can add to their stress if you try and lure them out.

 

All the Oipps team hope you have a great time this bonfire night and stay safe.