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 Before your firework display

  • Check the fireworks you buy are suitable for the size of the garden and conform to British Standards (BS 7114; 1988)
  • Ensure your display area is free from hazards
  • Do not tamper with fireworks
  • Read the instructions in daylight
  • Warn neighbours, especially the elderly and those with animals, about your display
  • One person – clearly identified – should be responsible for fireworks

Firework safety: ensure you have the following

  • Metal box, with a lid for storage of fireworks
  • Torch for checking instructions
  • Bucket of water
  • Protective hat, eye protection and gloves
  • First aid kit
  • Bucket of soft earth to stick fireworks in
  • A board for flat-bottomed fireworks
  • Suitable supports for Catherine wheels
  • Proper launchers for rockets

Safety during the firework display

  • Light fireworks at arm’s length with a taper
  • Stand well back
  • Never go back to a lit firework
  • Keep storage box closed between uses
  • Keep children under control
  • Never put a firework in your pocket – it is stupid and dangerous
  • Throwing a firework is stupid and dangerous and illegal: it’s a criminal offence to do so in a street or other public place, with a maximum penalty of a £5000 fine

Safety after the firework display

  • Use tongs or gloves to collect spent fireworks
  • Next morning, check again and remove firework debris

Firework Code

Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.