Watching fireworks can be great fun but they can also be dangerous and have to be treated with care. Be safe, not sorry.
As we move into a new season, Autumn brings not only changes in our weather and the days begin to shorten but also a wealth of events to celebrate. Halloween, Bonfire night and Diwali are all celebrated in the upcoming months and central to all these celebrations are fireworks, sparklers and candles. Beautiful to behold and exciting to use nevertheless these objects can be dangerous and life changing if mishandled.
Don’t Break the law! Did you know? It’s illegal to let fireworks off between 11pm and 7am, except on Bonfire Night (midnight),Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year (1am) and it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess fireworks in a public place.
Be thoughtful about pets and neighbours. Many animals find fireworks scary and it’s not just the pets in our home. In addition, many more people will be at home alone this year and can find the celebrations confusing and a source of anxiety. So this year can we think about Celebrations without the risk!?