Myth: Health and safety laws ban bonfires

Family standing in front of giant screen

The reality

Despite the story of a rugby club showing a film of a bonfire instead of lighting a real one, health and safety legislation doesn’t ban them.

Over the coming months, millions of people will be enjoying Diwali and Guy Fawkes Night celebrations. So if you’re organising a public event, now or at any other time, don’t let it go up in smoke – take practical steps to manage the risks responsibly, and sensibly.