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Managing risk at bonfires and firework displays

Most bonfires and firework displays run without any issues however, things can go wrong.
For example, if a firework falls on its side when lit, it could hit a building and cause damage or worse, it could hit a spectator and cause personal injury.

Good practice and risk management is essential to reduce the possibility of unfortunate accidents and, should one occur, help ensure a successful defence against any subsequent legal actions.

We've put together some risk management tips for organising a bonfire or fireworks display.

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