Bonfire Night Safety – Dos & Don’ts
Fireworks and fires are naturally quite dangerous things and it’s important to know how to keep your family safe at events like Bonfire Night.
On Bonfire-Night-Safety.co.uk there’s a brilliant infographic with lots of facts about fireworks and advice on how to avoid accidents and how to celebrate bonfire night in a safe way.
Here are some Dos & Don’ts for kids and adults from the infographic:
- DO stand far away from both the fire and fireworks
- DO light only one sparkler at a time and do so at arm’s length
- DO only use sparklers if supervised by an adult
- DO keep your cat and dog inside during bonfire night
- DO make sure an adult checks the bonfire for hiding pets or wild animals before it is lit
- DO keep a bucket of water ready for emergencies
- DON’T go near a firework after it has been lit
- DON’T go near a firework after it has gone off: leave it for adults to clean up
- DON’T use sparklers without wearing gloves
- DON’T give sparklers to your little brother or sister if they are under the age of five
- DON’T keep the bonfire in the way of things such as trees and buildings
- DON’T light fireworks after 11pm as this is illegal
To see the full animated version of the infographic please visit Bonfire-Night-Safety.co.uk.
You can also download a free printable version to use as a teaching aid. Just scroll down to visit the child development resource PDF.