Bonfire night is just around the corner. If you are putting on a few fireworks, there are some important safety precautions to take into consideration. Here is our round up of top tips and Draper Tools essentials for a safe, successful fireworks night.
Have a Torch Handy
Top of the list is a torch; this is especially handy for reading firework instructions in the dark. The Draper Expert 1W CREE LED Waterproof Torch is a sturdy option. Delivering a 60 lumen strong white 50M beam of light, its robust casing helps keep it waterproof and shockproof. LED torches can last up to 50 times longer than regular ones, so you won’t have to worry about battery life if you need to use your torch a lot on the night. You could also try a head torch to keep your hands free.
A few buckets of water are essential on fireworks night, as is a separate bucket of soft earth to put your fireworks in. This Draper Tools 14.8L Black Bucket is made from quality polyethylene and has a durable metal carrying handle, making it ideal for use on fireworks night.
Sparklers can be great fun but remember to safely dispose of any used sparklers by putting them hot end first into a bucket of water. Never give sparklers to children under five years old and if you do give them to older children make sure they hold them at arm’s length and wear protective gloves. The Draper Tools Young Gardeners Gloves are perfect for keeping young hands safe and warm on fireworks night.
Keep Your Hands Safe
It’s very important to properly protect your hands when dealing with fireworks. This is especially important after your display has finished, when you need to collect spent fireworks without endangering your hands. We recommend a strong pair of protective gloves like the Draper Riggers Gloves and using a tool such as the Draper Tools Litter Picker to enable you to safely pick up any spent fireworks.
If you’re going to be setting off fireworks yourself your eyes must be properly protected. A pair of safety goggles is an absolute must to keep your eyes safe from sparks, cinders or falling debris. With their anti-mist design, impact resistant polycarbonate lens and adjustable elasticated strap, the Draper Safety Goggles are compliant with EN166.1 B specifications and are a fireworks night essential.
If you’re going to be close to the action it can be very loud, so it’s a good idea to have some protection for your ears. These Draper Ear Plugs are a great choice, they’re made with soft PU foam which gives high performance protection and a tapered design which reverts to original shape after use.
Whatever your plans for fireworks night, we hope you have a great time and a safe, successful evening. For more details on safely planning a fireworks display visit the RoSPA safer fireworks website and follow the Firework Code: http://www.saferfireworks.com.