Western Isles premises all licensed to sell fire works

Follow the guidelines and stay safe this Bonfire Night. SGD24768
Follow the guidelines and stay safe this Bonfire Night. SGD24768
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Trading Standards Officers and Fire Officers have now completed their annual inspection of premises licensed to sell fire works in the Western Isles.

All premises met requirements.
And the following advice is offered in connection with using fireworks:
- Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
- Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
- Keep fireworks in a closed box
- Follow the instructions on each firework
- Light them at arm’s length, using a taper
- Stand well back
- Never go near a firework that has been lit
- Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode
- Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
- Always supervise children around fireworks
- Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
- Never give sparklers to a child under five
- Keep pets indoors