Essential fire safety tips for Bonfire Night 2020
Like many things in 2020, Bonfire Night, Diwali, and other winter celebrations will look different this year.
If you are planning on celebrating your favourite holiday from home this year, make sure you're staying safe.
Here’s the top tips from us at Ainsco for safely celebrating at home:
Planning on lighting a campfire? Or using a home fire pit or chimnea? Make sure you keep all combustible items far away from the fire. You must never put treated wood, rubber, plastic, foam or paint on a fire.
Another top tip for campfires or bonfires: remember to check for hedgehogs and other wildlife, or even pets, inside the stacks of materials before lighting a bonfire.
With more people planning to stay home on the 5th November, there is undoubtedly going to be some at-home firework displays too.
If you do plan on lighting fireworks at home, only buy them from reputable retailers registered with MFRS (Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service).
You can see Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s full guide for Bonfire Night safety here.
Make sure the person who is lighting any fireworks is a responsible adult, who has not consumed any alcohol. The person lighting fireworks must also follow the instructions on each firework exactly.
Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn't gone off, it could still explode. Light them at arm's length, using a taper.
We know that many young children and families will be excited to watch fireworks and bonfires - but safety must always be paramount.