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Keep littles one safe this fireworks night

Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

 

Back garden fireworks safety

 

 

Fireworks night 2020 is set to be very different to normal, with the majority of organised fireworks being cancelled due to Covid and social distancing.

 

This means more parents may be doing their own displays at home. But if they buy the wrong category of fireworks, they could be putting their family in danger.

 

Did you know, fireworks are split into categories?

 

  • Category 1 are indoor fireworks.

  • Category 2 fireworks are suited to family back gardens.

  • Category 3 fireworks require a minimum safety distance of 25 meters – far bigger than the average family back garden! While non-professionals can buy them, they are designed for large displays.

  • Category 4 are for professional use only.

 

 

So it’s really important to know what you are buying. It’s easy to be lured in by heavily-discounted fireworks. But no family wants to find themselves standing too close to a category 3 or 4 firework!

 


Find out more about having a safe display at home.