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Bonfire and fireworks safety

To enjoy your bonfire and firework celebrations it is important to take care and have a safe event.

View A guide Celebrating Bonfire Night – A community guide to organising bonfires and fireworks

Event organisers will need to ensure that they meet their responsibilities under health and safety legislation. It is a legal requirement to carry out a written risk assessment before the event takes place. This risk assessment must be reviewed on the day of the event in case of changes in circumstances e.g. poor weather conditions.

Further advice can be obtained from the websites linked to below to assist you to comply with your legal requirements and run a safer event.

Health and Safety Executive

Department for Communities and Local Government: Fire Safety Risk Assessment

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

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