The Firework Code

Rich

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1. Follow the Fireworks Code.

Keep fireworks in a closed box
Follow the instructions on each firework
Light all fireworks at arms length
Stand well back
Never go back to a lit firework
Never put fireworks in your pocket
Never throw fireworks
Keep Pets indoors

2. Use only BS 7114 Fireworks

Check this when you are buying. All reputable dealers will only sell fireworks to this standard and if you are ever offered any others leave them alone!

3. Take special care with sparklers

Sparklers can be beautiful and enjoyable for young children but adults must be aware of their potential. Sparklers are the cause of a disproportionate number of injuries but only a few simple precautions are necessary.
Always supervise children with sparklers.
Teach them to hold the sparkler at arms length, but not near anyone else
Sparklers are not for the under 5s. They will be labeled as such and it is your responsibility.
Have a container of water handy, big enough for the spent sparkler. Dump the sparkler in it as soon as it goes out.

4. Further advice, publications etc:

Read the reasons why to use the firework code here: http://seasonaltraditions.co.uk/bonfire-night/guide-fireworks/fireworks-code/
 
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