Enjoy Bonfire Night Safely


The number one aim of A1 Clutches is to ensure our customers are safe on the roads all year round, we are fast approaching bonfire night a time when we must all stay safe while enjoying the celebration of Guy Fawkes with bonfires and fireworks. Guy Fawkes was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

We should all enjoy watching our fireworks display from a safe distance and always follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Adults only should be responsible for the lighting of fireworks and the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been lit and are dead.


Firework display are a great event for all the family to enjoy as well as the very colourful displays you can enjoy the bonfire food which very often consists of jacket potatoes, soup, burgers and parkin, a sticky cake containing a mix of oatmeal, ginger, treacle and syrup. Sweets include toffee apples, toasted marshmallows and treacle toffee which is a big favourite on bonfire night.

Please read our 8 tips for keeping safe this bonfire night:

  1. If you are building a bonfire make sure the site is well away from any danger, when lighting your bonfire do not use flammable liquids, once lit make sure your bonfire is stable and that everyone stands well back from the open fire and that children are supervised throughout the night.
  2. At the end of your celebrations and when your bonfire is dying down pour water on the embers before leaving the site.
  3. Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 and only from reputable retailers.
  4. Fireworks are a thing of beauty but they are also very dangerous and should be kept in a closed metal box at all times and only be lit by a responsible adult, fireworks should be set off one at a time, never allow children to be near fireworks. Before lighting the firework read the instructions carefully use a torch to help you see the instructions never ever try to read the instructions near a naked flame, light your firework at arms length using a taper then stand well back.
  5. Do not go back to a firework once it has been lit.
  6. Point your rockets well away from your group.
  7. Sparklers must be held at arms length and always wear gloves, never allow children under the age of 5 to hold sparklers. Did you know that three sparklers burning together at the same time can generate as much heat as a blowtorch. Once your sparkler has burnt out put it in a bucket of water.
  8. Keep your pets indoors

Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law