Firework Safety

We Want all our customers to be as safe as possible when using our fireworks, So we have put together this firework safety information page for you with all the latest safety information on fireworks and our own videos on how to setup your own fireworks and firework displays in the safest way possible.

Despite annual safety warnings, Bonfire Night week still ends in disaster for far too many families. Yet, fireworks and bonfire evenings can provide fun and entertainment for families at a time of year when the evenings are rather dark and gloomy. They literally light up the sky. As long as everyone follows the right safety procedures and remembers that fireworks can be dangerous if misused, a good, safe time may be enjoyed by everyone.

FIREWORK SAFETY TOP 10 TIPS

  1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable
  2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit
  7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

These are often viewed as being harmless but they do burn at fierce temperatures. Sparklers should not be given to anyone under the age of five. To a young child, the heat from a sparkler is equivalent to the heat from a welding torch.

SAFETY RULES FOR SPARKLERS

  • Never give them to young children under five
  • Always wear gloves with sparklers, preferably leather ones
  • Hold it at arms length while an adult lights it for you
  • Use in a clear space away from others
  • Never hold a baby in your arms when you are holding a sparkler
  • When the sparkler has finished, put it into a bucket of cold water straight away and leave it there.

Brexit Effecting Firework Costs in the UK – Ghengis Fireworks for sale!!!

Will the cost of fireworks rocket in the run-up to November 5?

That’s the burning question that has consumers turning Catherine wheels at the moment as many people in the industry are forecasting a sky-high hike in prices.
And it is all due, they claim, to the affect of Brexit.
The cost of testing, as well as that of the fireworks themselves, will, it is being forecast, inevitably rise, because of the majority decision to exit the European Union and the subsequent fall in value of the pound.
No doubt mums and dads will feel that it is something of a Roman scandal – or even a Brussels -based gunpowder plot  – as they make their preparations to put a sparkler into the lives of their offspring on the big day.
You might wonder, however, whether these are the same doomsayers who were prophesying all manner of economic gloom in the aftermath of the historic in-out vote, and are now constantly being surprised by the fact that many of their fears have gone up in smoke.
The fact is that we don’t know what is going to happen as a result of Brexit. And that applies to the cost of goods. Including fireworks.
Only recently Unilever, which owns brands including PG Tips, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Persil, demanded price rises of ten percent from Tesco, blaming the falling value of the pound. Tesco, however, refused to pass on the increases to their customers and, for a short time, products were removed from the stores.
There were reports that stocks could start running out in shops across the country and it is true that, for a short time, this appeared to be the case, but it did not take long for the stand-off to be resolved and all the goods were soon back on the shelves at the previous prices.
And so it goes on.
If you believe the latest scare stories it could be a case of Brexit wrecks it as far as your firework display is concerned.
There is, of course, an alternative. Buy now. Dont wait until just before the big day, scour through the fireworks online and in the shops and ensure you get the very best deal. You could, as well, go to one of the big displays put on in most towns and cities these days, and, in some cases, help a worthy cause at the same time, as a good number of them are in aid of charity.
We will just have to wait and see what the next few days will bring. If the warning turns out to be true and the cost of fireworks does go up there are some choices that will have to be made. We can get our fingers burnt by paying the extra; we can buy fewer fireworks to keep the expense down; we can go to a communal display – or we can stay in and watch the football fireworks provided by the Premiership footballers and their prima donna managers in the live soccer match on the telly. .

 

 

It is true that those who voted to stay in the European Union warned us that there would be fireworks if we voted to come out, but it does seem doubly harsh if we have to pay more for them as well!