Published: Thursday 31 October 2019

Who doesn't love a sparkler on Bonfire Night?!

Make sure you keep your sparkler fun safe with our top tips:

  • Stand well away from other people when you're holding a sparkler. Around six feet is a good distance apart.
  • With the above in mind, it's probably best not to take sparklers to public events which can be busy.
  • Don't hold a baby or young child if you've got a sparkler.
  • Think carefully whether young children are ready to hold a sparkler; they may be too young to appreciate the potential danger from burns.
  • Anyone holding a sparkler should wear gloves to prevent burns.
  • Only light one sparkler at a time and, once lit, keep it away from your body and face.
  • Don't throw sparklers.
  • When your sparkler has gone out, place it into a bucket of water. Even though it's not lit it can still be hot.

Familarise yourself with how to treat a burn, should one occur. We've some advice here or come along to a Baby and Child First Aid course (or Paediatric First Aid for childcare professionals). They take place regularly in Angmering and Brighton & Hove.


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