So, November is here again and with it comes one of my favourite nights of the year – Bonfire night. Tonight I’ll be heading down to Platt Fields with the crowds to feast my eyes on what’s usually a great firework display. Now, it may sound obvious, but making sure you stay safe is vital.
Chances are, some of us are going to have a cheeky drink to celebrate the festivities, but if this is the case then making sure everyone is aware of the dangers is extra important!
Everyone loves writing their names with a sparkler, but did you know that if three sparklers burn together they do so at the same heat as a blowtorch used for joining metal? Don’t be stupid with them, these things get hot, wear gloves, don’t wave them near faces and put them in a bucket of water after! Easy!
Fireworks can travel at speeds of up to 150mph, so you don’t want to get in their way. Stand well back from fireworks, and definitely don’t go near them once they’ve been lit – they’re much better seen from afar! You can be fined up to £5000 for throwing a firework, so don’t be daft.
For more information on how to stay safe go to http://www.bonfire-night-safety.co.uk/.
This bonfire night keep safe, stay warm and have fun.
To find your nearest Bonfire Night event visit http://www.manchester.gov.uk/bonfires