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Adviser: Avoid a Bonfire Nightmare


Guy Fawkes Night is a time of excitement for children and adults, when many school and colleges host organised firework and bonfire displays.

These events represent an opportunity to spend time with parents and the wider community. However, they also pose significant risks. No one wants what should be an enjoyable family evening to turn into a nightmare. So making sure everything goes off without a hitch boils down to understanding the risks and taking sensible precautions to mitigate them.

This Adviser sets out the implications for schools and colleges that host a bonfire event and provides guidance on the various risk management actions to take.