Bonfire Night Safety – Dos & Don’ts

Bonfire Night Safety - Dos & Don’ts A Mum Reviews

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

Bonfire Night Safety - Dos & Don’ts A Mum Reviews

  • 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.

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