As we all know, fireworks night is a tradition which dates back to the start of the 1600’s when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives planted underneath the House of Lords.
As we all know, fireworks night is a tradition which dates back to the start of the 1600’s when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives planted underneath the House of Lords. Following this, people all over London began to build bonfires, lighting them in celebration that the assassination of King James I had been unsuccessful.
Since then, this tradition has evolved throughout England and beyond. Firework displays, celebrations and bonfires marking this significant day.
With many Guy Fawkes celebrations underway, it is predominately up to the organiser to ensure the safety of all its guests, whether it’s a large firework party or a small home display.
If holding a display in the safety of your own home, it may be wise to alert your neighbours, make sure they know what’s going on and if they have pets, to lock them inside for the night.
Following official DTI Regulations and guidelines can ensure that the event is carried out in the safest way possible. Without adhering to these regulations and supplying an insufficient risk assessment, if your event is being held in a public area, the event may not be allowed to take place by the local authority or landowner.
Each and every event is different, but needing an insurance policy almost mandatory. In the days following Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night stories of accidents fill the newspapers, so it’s important that your event doesn't become a statistic .
What we can offer
We have created a firework specific policy for those both organising the event and releasing the fireworks for as little as £107. Like with any event and any insurance company, the premium will be determined by the amount of visitors attending and the level of Public Liability required but also, in the case of fireworks, who is letting them off.
If you are holding your event in a public area, you may be able to seek advice from local council as to the level of public liability you will require.
These are just some of the things you may wish to think about in the lead up to your event.