Fireworks @ Riley's
PLease read below if purchasing:
The Fireworks Code
FireworksThe Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service would always encourage you to attend a properly managed fireworks display.
If you are thinking of using fireworks as part of your celebrations, please follow the safety advice below.
Having fireworks at home can be great fun as long as they are used safely. Figures have shown that more children than adults get hurt by fireworks.
Fireworks are safe if you use them properly. If you are putting on a home display you should follow some simple steps to make sure that everyone has a good time without getting hurt.
Always follow the fireworks code
Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
Keep fireworks in a closed box
Follow the instructions on each firework
Light them at arm's length, using a taper
Stand well back
Never go near a firework that has been lit
Even if it hasn't gone off, it could still explode
Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
Always supervise children around fireworks
Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
Never give sparklers to a child under five
Keep pets indoors
Keep children safe
We want children to enjoy fireworks but they need to know that they can be dangerous if they are not used properly. Each year over half of all firework injuries are suffered by children.
Did you know that sparklers get 5 times hotter than cooking oil? They should never be given to a child under 5.
Always consider your neighbours and their needs.
Setting fireworks off
Only one person should be in charge of fireworks. If that's you, then make sure you take all the necessary precautions. Read the instructions in daylight and don't drink any alcohol until they've all been discharged. Make your preparations in advance and in daylight or with a torch (never a naked flame). On the night you will need:
A bucket or two of water.
Eye protection and gloves.
A bucket of soft earth to put fireworks in.
Suitable supports and launchers if you are setting off Catherine Wheels or rockets.