Bonfire night can be one of the most fun nights of the year, especially if you celebrate at home and invite all of your friends. However, safety is key. Let’s take a look at how you can have a great Guy Fawkes night in your garden without any nasty accidents…
Bonfires are the staple necessity of a top bonfire night, but of course you need to be careful. If you are building a bonfire in your garden it is important to remember that fire can spread easily and so you should take steps to ensure it doesn’t get out of control.
Firstly, build the bonfire away from sheds, fences and trees. Secondly, check there are no cables, like telephone wires above the bonfire. It is also extremely important that you do not burn items such as aerosols, tyres, or things containing foam or paint. Once the bonfire is lit, be careful around it – clothes can catch fire if you stand too close.
You can’t have the ultimate bonfire night without fireworks but it is crucial that they are handled carefully – they are explosives and can be dangerous if they are not used in the right way. Make sure you follow the instructions on each firework – read them in daylight, never using a naked flame as this is simply asking for trouble! The person responsible for lighting the fireworks should not consume much alcohol as it can impair their judgement.
Everybody loves sparklers, but they can be dangerous if they are not used properly. Sparklers are extremely popular amongst children, but you must ensure that they are fully supervised when using them and do not give them to children under five. It is also handy to prepare a bucket of cold water to cool sparklers and also to put out any small fires.
For the perfect Guy Fawkes party in your garden you need some good food. Stoke up thebarbecue – there can be no better way of warming up while watching a top firework display than filling up on a tasty hot dog or burger. Treacle toffee is perfect for the kids.
These tips should ensure you have a fun and safe bonfire night. Nevertheless, accidents and garden damage can still occur – ensure you invest in garden insurance in case of any accidents.
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