When you are using sparklers at any event, it is very important that you exercise the proper supervision and safety considerations to ensure that everyone has a safe and happy experience. This is particularly important if there will be children using sparklers because you need to watch them very closely to prevent any type of accident or injury. Sparklers are actually quite safe if they are used properly, but they do burn very hot and can cause injury, property damage, or fires if you aren’t careful with what you’re doing. By following some basic sparkler safety rules, you can eliminate any mishaps and have a blast using your sparklers at your next event.
First Things First
Before I cover the basic sparkler safety rules, it is important that you understand the basic common sense that is required for their safe use. I will get into specifics below, but you need to remember that sparklers are hot when they are burning and should never be used in an inappropriate way. That means that you shouldn’t throw them at people or leave them burning unattended, and always supervise children closely when they are allowed to use them. Also, you need to make sure that sparklers are legal in the state or county where you live so you don’t violate any local laws. Most states allow them in the summer months, but if you want to use sparklers at your wedding or at a New Year’s party, the laws may be stricter. By understanding the basic common sense things that it takes to safely use sparklers, you are ready to learn the specifics that ensure a fun and safe experience for everyone involved.
Basic Sparkler Safety
Here is a list of basic sparkler safety rules that should always be followed. These rules will ensure that you are as safe as possible when using your sparklers and that you won’t have any accidents or injuries that ruin your fun.
- Always obey the local laws and use common sense when using sparklers.
- Always read and follow instructions on the sparkler packaging.
- Always have an adult present, especially when children use sparklers.
- Always keep sparklers away from clothing and other flammable objects while they are burning.
- Sparklers should only be used outdoors and always kept away from objects such as buildings, trees, and vehicles.
- Sparklers should always be lit one at a time to prevent accidents by an adult.
- Never consume alcohol before or during the use of sparklers. They simply do not mix and it can lead to an accident or injury.
- Never point or throw sparklers at people or objects under any circumstances, whether they are lit or not lit.
- Never allow any children under the age of 12 to handle sparklers, whether lit or not lit.
- When they are finished burning, fully extinguish sparklers in a bucket of water to be certain they are no longer burning.
By following these basic sparkler safety rules, you virtually eliminate the chances of any accidents or injuries occurring during their use. Since sparklers burn extremely hot, there is always a chance that an accident can occur, so you need to be prepared to accept responsibility if something does arise. However, people have been using sparklers properly for hundreds of years safely by following these simple safety rules and applying common sense.