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Families advised to remember 'firework code'

3rd November 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

As families prepare for bonfire night, they have been advised to stay safe and remember the firework code, which may convince bonfire organisers to alter their safety signage.

This guidance has been issued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), after it found that 47 people attended an accident and emergency department in the four weeks around Halloween last year.

Its firework code includes tips such as ensuring fireworks are used one at a time, never placed in pockets and are always directed away from spectators.

Ita McErlean, home safety manager at RoSPA in Northern Ireland, said: "More people are injured by fireworks in ‘casual incidents’ in public places than in any other setting, with family or private parties being the second most common location for a firework injury to be suffered."

Elsewhere, the British Safety Council has launched a new website, which hopes to boost the charity's interaction with its members, while improving standards in the sector.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800785209-ADNFCR


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