|The weather has turned very autumnal now and many of us will be looking forward to Bonfire Night. No matter how old you are, fireworks bring a smile to your face.
Bonfire Night is not all smiles and ‘ooing’ and ‘arring’ at the beautiful array of colours shooting across the sky. For many it will end in injuries, burns and life long scars. The age group most affected by firework injuries are under the age of 17 and predominantly male. The vast majority of injuries are to the hands, followed by face and eyes.
|It is no wonder that fireworks cause such devastating injuries, a sparkler can get six times hotter than cooking oil. It is essential that children are supervised at all times when holding sparklers.
As the highest number of firework related injuries happen at private or family run events it is paramount that supervising adults have made themselves aware of the dangers and ways to prevent an accident happening. Please see our guide to helping you achieve an injury free Bonfire Night.
Bonfire Night guide
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Safelincs wish all their customers a happy and injury free Bonfire Night.