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  Top 10 tips for firework safety
Updated 04 November 2003, 17.44
Fireworks
Here's a guide to keeping safe on fireworks night:

  • Plan your firework display in advance to make it safe and enjoyable
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
  • Read the instructions on each firework carefully, use a torch if you need to
  • Keep flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks except when ready to set them off
  • Light the firework at arm┐s length with a taper and stand well back
  • Never go back to a firework once it has been lit, even if it doesn't go off
  • Don't put fireworks in your pockets and never throw them
  • Point all rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  • Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

And remember to have fun!

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