Things to check and do on the day of the display
1. Do wear suitable low flammable material (wool) clothing and footwear.
2. Have a meeting with all helpers and remind them of their duties, your
procedures in the event of an emergency and how to deal with any burns.
3. Check the site for any new unseen obstructions, overnight vandalism,
knocked down signs, site condition (wetness or increase mud) plus the weather
forecast, conditions and wind direction.
4. Place filled
water or sand buckets, fire equipment in strategic places around the event and
inform helpers of their location.
Don't let anyone into the area where the fireworks will fall other than the
display operators team or into the firing area and safety area around it.
6. Don't allow spectators to bring their own fireworks onto the site
Check the structure of your bonfire is sound and does not have small children or
animals inside it before lighting it.
8. Do not use petrol or paraffin to light the fire and have only one
person responsible for lighting the fire.
9. Keep well
clear of fireworks that have failed to go off.
10. Don't leave the site unattended until everyone has gone home.
The morning after:
Carefully check and clear the site and dispose of fireworks safely and
rubbish safely. They should never be thrown onto a fire or burnt in a confined