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10 point Safety Check (Launching Sky Lanterns)

10 point Safety Check before Launching Sky Lanterns

  1. Ensure that the wind is very light - 7 miles per hour or below is suitable for launching Sky Lanterns of all sizes.
  2. Only launch Sky Lanterns in a large clear space away from trees, powerlines and buildings. Do not use Sky Lanterns within 5 miles of an airport.
  3. If there is a slight breeze, ensure that when launched, your sky lanterns do not fly towards buildings, trees, airports, roads or any area they may pose a danger.
  4. Ensure that all spectators stand upwind of the people launching the Sky Lanterns.
  5. It is advisable to have a bucket of water or some sand close by in case of emergency.
  6. Sky Lanterns are not a toy. Sky Lanterns should only be launched by a responsible Adult.
  7. Do not use during prolonged periods of dry weather.
  8. Do not launch torn or damaged Sky Lanterns.
  9. Do not Launch Sky Lanterns if the glow could be misinterpreted as a distress signal.
  10. Read all safety instructions carefully before launching Sky Lanterns.