Help Spread The Word On Safety During Party Season
Starting with Halloween and Bonfire Night, the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with partners including Netmums, RoSPA and CTSI to deliver key messages on product safety from now to Christmas and New Year.
For Halloween they emphasise the importance of the CE mark on the label, certifying fancy dress costumes have been tested for flammability; and buying from a trusted store or online source. Customers can check whether items have been recalled on the dedicated GOV.UK web page
Messages for Bonfire Night and other celebrations include how to host fireworks parties safely, and specific information about buying fireworks from licensed sellers, and underlining the age restriction to 18 and over. You can search ‘fireworks’ on GOV.UK for additional advice.
The key messages of the campaign are as follows:
Enjoy fireworks responsibly – attend organised displays where possible, or strictly follow the instructions when holding your own displays
Always buy from legitimate, licensed sellers
Never let children handle fireworks
Be considerate of others and observe curfews and restrictions
Keep pets safe and secure when using fireworks
Fireworks are dangerous
Never handle fireworks
Always stay with a responsible adult while watching fireworks
Spread the word with the materials which are available on the CTSI website: for Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Help Spread The Word On Safety During Party Season, 29th October 2018, 9:38 AM