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Remember, remember the 5th November…


Bonfire night can provide a lot of fun and be a great spectacle, but if you don’t look out for potential problems you can end up getting your fingers burnt. Is there a planned event near your premises that could impact on your business? Here at George Williams Insurance, we wanted to give you all of the top tips to make sure that you know what to do if you are in are living near to any of the local firework/ bonfire displays.

When you are aware of these events being held close to you due to previous years, it may be wiser to keep an eye on the local press for any organised events and contact the event organiser if possible to discuss arrangements. When planning for the event, you may want to consider the following;

  1. Access – will the visitors that are attending the event be walking through or parking in your yard or car park? If this is the case you might consider having a member of staff present to monitor things so that your land doesn’t get ruined and turned into a large mud bath.
  2. Smoke – If there is a bonfire too, consider whether you have anything stored in the open which might get damaged by smoke.
  3. Livestock – If you have any animals on your premises then consider re-homing them for the event so that they do not get scared due to the amount of loud noise that is being created from the fireworks.
  4. Be aware that increased footfall around your business after dark could increase the opportunity for theft or vandalism at your premises so make sure that you keep everything of value to you locked away and inside your premises.
  5. On the evening of the event, monitor the situation; keep an eye on the weather conditions and the direction of the wind as well as any unauthorised access to your premises. Most of all enjoy the event and your grandstand view!

We hope that these tips have given you some help in how to deal with living near a bonfire display. If you would like any advice on personal or business insurance, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us on; 01745 798 987.

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