Bonfires and fireworks events can be popular fundraising opportunities but have the potential to cause damage and serious injury. If your school, charity or organisation is holding a bonfire event, you will need to ensure you follow safety guidelines, and minimise any potential risks to spectators and property.
Employers who are holding a fireworks event must ensure they comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Other health and safety regulations may also apply - this will be dependent on the type of event you intend to hold. The majority of fireworks displays are well organised and occur without incident - careful planning and good practice of health and safety will help minimise any risks.
Read our safety guidelines for managing risk at fireworks events.