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Safety Measures

All accidents due to fireworks occur as a result of carelessness, negligence and ignorance. But these can certainly be avoided by observing some very simple precautions. If you’re going to set off fireworks at home this year, please take a few minutes to read through the guidelines.

Use fireworks as per the warnings and instructions mentioned on the pack.

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Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol

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Use fireworks only outdoor

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Never point or throw fireworks at another person

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Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks

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Buy only legal fireworks (legal fireworks have a label with the manufacturer's name and directions; illegal ones are unlabeled)

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Don't allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event. Some may still be ignited and can explode at any time.

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Keep two buckets of water handy. In the event of fire or any mishap

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Keep the fireworks to be used at a safer place

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Always use a long candle/'phooljhari' for igniting fire crackers and keep elbow joint straight to increase the distance between the body and the crackers

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Don't wear synthetic clothing; preferably wear thick cotton clothing

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In case of burns, pour large quantity of water on the burnt area. Don't apply any cream or ointment or oil on burnt area

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Don't light flying fireworks if there is a heavy wind

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