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The lure of a blazing bonfire and dazzling fireworks displays against the night sky is irresistible to the crowds that gather in gardens and fields across the country on Bonfire Night. While we enjoy these events, we must also remember that safety comes first. When fun is fueled by flames and explosives, the risk of accidents skyrockets.
Injury reports reveal that far fewer people fall foul of fireworks at large public displays than at smaller private parties, so if you are hosting a group or community event, we strongly recommend taking all the necessary precautions. Here are some top tips we’ve gathered:
As with any event, careful planning is crucial. Set up a safe and well-supported site to ensure a sparkling evening for all…
Fireworks are as dangerous as they are breath taking. The risk of burns (or worse) should not be taken lightly, so please take all precautionary measures:
The sight of giant flames licking the sky is entrancing, but should be relished responsibly:
After the big finale (and thunderous applause), it’s important to get everyone home safely and clear up carefully.
Further guidance is available from the government Health and Safety Executive and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Scout groups,districts and counties should check the advice on the Scouts Fireworks Safety page and their video.
Fireworks displays are often cancelled due to bad weather. We can arrange an Event Cancellation & Abandonment policy to cover your investment, if your event has to be cancelled for reasons outside of your control.
If the event is a fundraising event, you may need money cover for the cash you raise.
Check our Insurance for Scout Bonfire and Firework Displays page for the insurance cover you may need.