Approximately 1,000 people annually suffer firework related injuries requiring emergency treatment during the weeks surrounding Bonfire Night
(PRWEB UK) 2 November 2011
As the 5th November looms just around the corner, the finishing touches are being added to preparations for a variety of private and public Bonfire Night parties across the UK.
It might be expected that the vast majority of local Government event organisers, professional event management companies, and event venue personnel are covered by appropriate levels of public liability insurance, particularly at this time of year, when accident rates are notoriously high.
Yet it is not only events experts who are advised to take every possible measure to ensure Bonfire Night safety. Organisers of private parties at home, too, should think carefully about accident prevention. In both cases, domestic and public organisers are furthermore advised to expect the unexpected, and double check their public liability cover.
With all due care and attention to necessary safety measures, Bonfire Night is all about fires and explosives. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, approximately 1,000 people annually suffer firework related injuries requiring emergency treatment during the weeks surrounding Bonfire Night.
James Buck, Managing Director of PublicLiabilityInsurance.org and industry expert, claimed: “Bonfire Night is one of our longest standing family celebrations and a wonderful opportunity for everyone to gather around bonfires and enjoy their fireworks on what is usually a cold winter night”.
“Minimal amounts of accidents and incidents occur at larger professionally organised gatherings, as event and party planners have the experience and know-how to assess risks and take every possible precautionary measure. They are also largely aware of the importance of ensuring they have relevant liability cover, which provides a financial safety net against claims for damages to both people and property.”
“However, private home parties, whilst well intentioned, still leave a lot to be desired. It is not that people are unaware of the potential risks that Bonfire night poses. Yet people are caught out every year, due to a more haphazard approach to safety, and to the liability insurance that backs them up if something does unfortunately go wrong”.
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