Smoke Grenades Safety Tips
It’s important to acknowledge that although grenades are non-explosive, they should still be handled with care. Some handheld smoke grenades can become hot to touch therefore it’s important to know what you are buying.
We have put together some smoke grenade safety tips to keep you as safe as possible:
- Do not use smoke grenades around children or animals. The smoke can be quite over whelming and could startle or scare them.
- Be mindful of the weather. If you are using smoke grenades for a photography shoot or video the rain or wind can interfere with the impact of the smoke.
- Some colours may clash with the impact you are trying to create. It’s worth seeing a video of the grenade in action so you can see the actual colour versus what’s on the tube.
- Some coloured smoke grenades can leave staining on clothing. Again, be mindful of what you buy and what you wear. No one wants an expensive white wedding dress to turn to green in a few seconds.
- Avoid holding the grenades too close to your face
- Pour water over the grenade if it does get too hot. You don’t want someone picking it up and it’s still hot to the touch. Smoke grenades can continue heating up after they’ve stopped emitting smoke, so have a safe place to put them once you’re done with them, like a metal bucket. Consider wearing gloves; although it’s not required, it can help you feel comfortable and safe.
- Ensure you dispose of the smoke grenades respectfully.
- Big is not always better. Huge smoke plumes can be over-whelming and could cause you to cough.
- Some smoke grenades can spark on ignition; therefore, try and light the grenade away from you. If possible, you can use eye protection such as goggles.