Bonfire Night Safety

The 5th November is Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day!

This day marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (1605); a failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.

It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of bonfires, fireworks, and toffee apples, but it’s important that we remember the basic health and safety tips this Friday night. Find out more below…

Bonfire Safety tips:

  • Always build your bonfire away from any buildings or hedges
  • Never burn flammable items, such as batteries, or use flammable liquids to start a fire
  • Don’t leave your bonfire unattended, or leave children unsupervised around the fire
  • Always keep a bucket of water or hosepipe nearby in case of emergency

Firework Code:

  • Only buy CE marked fireworks 
  • Light fireworks at arm’s length
  • Never go near a firework that has failed to go off, it could still explode 
  • Never throw fireworks or put them in your pockets
  • Always supervise children around fireworks and when using sparklers 
  • Keep pets indoors

Should an accident occur and someone is burnt, apply the following steps:

  • Cool the burn under cold running water for at least 20 minutes
  • After the burn has cooled, cover it with cling film or a clean plastic bag
  • Call 999 if necessary, or if in doubt, seek medical advice

At Tops Day Nurseries we take children from 3 months to pre-school age so we are here for you whenever you’re ready. We have over 30 nurseries across the South so you are sure to find the one that suits you and your family.

If you want to find out more about Tops Day Nurseries, we are here to help so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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