Fountain Safety Tips
Always read the instructions on the firework.
Follow the directions as instructed on the fireworks warning label. Please be aware of the required safety distances for firers and spectators.
- Place firework on flat ground. You can put a board underneath if the ground is uneven. Bang a stake or post into the ground until it is secure and attach the firework to the back of the stake so that the stake is between the firework and your audience. That way if the firework becomes unattached and falls over it will fall AWAY from the spectators. You can attach the cake to the stake using strong tape (2″ gaffer) or by using cable ties.
- Locate the fuse which will usually be under an orange cover labelled ‘FUSE’. Remove the orange fuse cover and if required pull fuse through the cellophane wrap.
- Ensuring no part of your body is over the firework and standing sideways, at arm’s length light the tip of the fuse and retire immediately to the stated distance on the firework label.
Additional safety tip:
The larger fountains can reach heights of up to 6 metres so ensure you have enough space and that there are no overhanging trees or wires.
Be sure to check out our full safety guide page.