It doesn’t matter how many occasions you witness fireworks, they never stop to inspire awe and wonder as they brighten the sky.
When you’re setting off fireworks for a small group of family and friends, or a large crowd following the correct safety protocols will ensure you’ll remember the moment with all the right motives!
There is more than just having to think about safety during the display but you must also have a plan to follow-up. Keep in mind that fireworks are explosives, though they’re controlled ones and need to be treated as like that. Despite the beautiful effects they be, they are created out of a potentially dangerous mixture of chemicals!
A Step-By-Step Guide to Fireworks Disposal
If you have fireworks that you haven’t used, then you need to take them back to the place they were purchased from or talk to the manufacturer. Beware of storing them at home for another day!
After the show is finished Let the fireworks cool down for at least 15 minutes and then remove the area. Return to the area when daylight is restored the next day to ensure that you weren’t missing anything.
However, regardless of whether the fireworks failed to go off, didn’t go off, or whether they exploded, partly spent or totally spent, you need to start by placing them in a bucket of water for at minimum 24 hours and up to 4 days. Don’t soak the fireworks in a natural water source like a stream because they’ll cause harm to the water and wildlife.
Put them double wrapped in a bag or bin liner.
You can then place the fireworks that have been used in your normal bin. To dispose of the remainder, ask the manufacturer on how to get rid of them.
How to prepare for a safe fireworks Display
We hope you have a great firework display, so we thought we’d provide the top safety tips we can offer you:
Be sure that the fireworks you purchase are safe by making sure they’re compliant with that British Standard BS 7114: 1988, and also that they’re in the right category that you’ll need for display.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations attentively. Don’t rush.
If you’re running a firework show for a large group of people, consult an expert in pyrotechnics.
Make sure that you put off your fireworks in a protected area, where they can’t easily ignite a fire. set a place to sit that is safe away.Have first aid on hand.
Be sure that you can easily connect with your group if you are required to give an announcement about safety for the entire group.
Make sure you’re legally compliant.
Consult your local authority in case you are uncertain about something.
Have a supply of water on hand, in the event that you need to extinguish a flame. A water hose pipe is a suitable alternative, especially if you are able to install one nearby.
Make sure you enjoy and are safe on your bonfire night, with this helpful guide to fireworks disposal.
Click here to read how to dispose of partially fired fireworks safely.