How to use fireworks safely?
Small, inconspicuous fireworks seem harmless. In fact, their inappropriate firing and use can end in serious consequences. It must be remembered that these are small explosives, whose firepower can cause even serious injuries. As pyrotechnics who perform hundreds of pyrotechnic shows , we advise how to use them to make them completely safe.
Safe use of fireworks – what you need to know?
At the beginning it is worth realizing that according to the law you can use fireworks only for 2 days a year, ie December 31 and January 1. The exception is to have a special permit. Otherwise, law enforcement can consider firing fireworks as disturbing peace. The rules apply to the public area – you can shoot from private areas if you want so as not to disturb the peace of other people, because then we can get a ticket. Every year, the media alerts you to accident statistics that occur with fireworks during the 2 days mentioned. In fact, fireworks, purchased from a reliable source are, however, completely safe. It is only their misuse that causes potential threats.
Who can use fireworks?
The most important are two issues. Even minors, as well as those under the influence of alcohol, are not allowed to use amateur explosives. The second thing is to fire loads with caution and to read the instructions attached to the fireworks carefully. Unfortunately, not everyone does it, and it can significantly minimize the risk of damage. Let’s also remember that no fireworks are fired directly from the hand. This can cause serious injuries, such as burns, injury to your eyes, your eyes and your hearing.
How to fire fireworks safely – advice from pyrotechnics
- Rockets – these are one of the most dangerous pyrotechnic charges for amateur use. It is necessary, therefore, to be very careful when using them. Do not push the rocket stick into the ground or insert it into the bottle. This can cause the cargo to overturn and launch directly into people or buildings. The rocket should be placed in a cylindrical tube-shaped container and be dug it into the ground (pipe).
- Launchers – they can fire over 100 loads and are very subversive, so it is best to put a rocket launcher to prevent it from falling over. It is also possible to wrap the launcher with, for example, packing tape to a solid post. Avoid shooting in terrain that is even slightly inclined.
- Fireworks can not be fired from balconies, terraces or from closed rooms, eg through a window. It may cause a charge explosion in the interior and a potential fire.
- Do not fire a firecracker in a place where there is no space and a short distance from trees, flammable materials, cars and buildings.
- After firing the fuse, move away to a safe distance. If the firework does not burn out, do not go to the dud and do not try to fire it again, because it may cause an unexpected explosion.
- To keep fireworks safe, you should buy them only from reliable retailers who offer products with approvals and instructions.These few simple rules will allow you to avoid serious problems. Finally, let’s also remember to store fireworks in a dry place where children will not have access.