Managing risk at bonfires and firework displays
Bonfires and firework displays are universally popular and often ensure a successful
fundraising event. However, fireworks are explosive and incendiary devices burning
at high temperatures which have the potential to cause damage and serious injury.
Most bonfires and firework displays run without any issues however, things can go wrong.
For example, if a firework falls on its side when lit, it could hit a building and cause damage or worse, it could hit a spectator and cause personal injury.
Good practice and risk management is essential to reduce the possibility of unfortunate accidents and, should one occur, help ensure a successful defence against any subsequent legal actions.
We've put together some risk management tips for organising a bonfire or fireworks display.
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