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It's Firework Season - Let's be careful


Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas sees the arrival of the annual fireworks season.
The damage which can be caused to property and business operations, as a consequence of using fireworks is a serious concern. It poses danger to all types of buildings, including commercial and industrial premises as well as residential.

Written on 25th October 2018

Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas sees the arrival of the annual fireworks season.

The damage which can be caused to property and business operations, as a consequence of using fireworks is a serious concern. It poses danger to all types of buildings, including commercial and industrial premises as well as residential.

For the business community the risk posed by fireworks, because of anti-social behaviour, or an accident caused by burning debris, can be significant.

Don't Take Risks

Firework season is a time for celebration and should always be enjoyed.  By implementing these five precautions in your business today, we hope you can enjoy these events knowing you're well-protected.

  1. Lock and Secure Premises

         Ensure that all areas of the premises are made secure at the end of the working day. Close and lock doors, windows, skylights               and other possible means of entry through which fireworks could be introduced.

  1. Store Dangerous Materials Safely

          Combustible materials stored in the open, including timber pallets and plastic crates, should be kept to a minimum and situated a            suitable distance away from buildings.  Flammable liquids and gases should also be confined to their designated storage                        facilities.

  1. Clear Rubbish

         Take special care to ensure that all yards and open areas near to premises are clear of accumulated rubbish and that waste bins           are secured and appropriately located at least 10 metres away from buildings.

  1. Reduce Outdoor Risk

         Cutting back and removing vegetation surrounding your buildings can also help to prevent the spread of a fire, particularly for                 businesses located in more rural areas.

  1. Protect Against Anti-Social Behaviour

         Consideration should be given, in all areas where the risk of anti-social behaviour is regarded as high, For example, consider                 protecting letter boxes internally with proprietary metal containers, designed to contain fires from lighted materials such as                       fireworks.

A number of these type of products are widely available, including those which incorporate an automatic fire extinguisher, offering enhanced protection.

 

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