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Fire Work Safety - Helping Families to Make Safer Choices
The cancellation of organised firework displays for bonfire night and Diwali in 2020 may mean that more parents do their own display at home. It is predicted that 500 children and their families will join the growing number of people who will remember bonfire night for the wrong reasons. They will have been injured as a result of an accident with fireworks.
We need to do all we can to highlight the risk to the families we work with. Did you know there are 4 categories of fireworks? They are:
You should advise parents to buy from reputable retailers and avoid pop-up shops; Only buy fireworks marked with safety standards (EN 15947 or BS 7114); and to follow the guidance on the following websites: