Safety

Safety 2018-07-16T10:38:13+00:00

Having fireworks at home can be great fun, as long as they are used safely.

Fireworks are safe if you use them properly. If you’re putting on a home display, you should follow some simple steps to make sure that everyone has a good time without getting hurt.

Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it. Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly. Most importantly, never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass and point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from bushes, leaves and flammable substances.

Click here to view further information, regarding fire safety.

Fireworks can generally be sold during the following periods.

Guy Fawkes (Bonfire Night), from 15th October and ending 10th November.
New year, from 26th December and ending on the 31st December.
Chinese new year, the first day and the three days immediately preceding it.
Diwali, on the day and three days immediately preceding it.

To sell fireworks outside of these periods you will require an ‘All Year Licence’ available through your local authority. If you require any further information please contact your representative or our office.

To allow storage of more than 50 kilograms of fireworks for more than 21 days your premises will require a registration or licence.

A registration allows for storage of up to 250 kilograms of hazard type fireworks, this weight limit is reduced where storage includes any hazard type 3 fireworks. For storage above 250 kilograms but less than 2000 kilograms a license is issued by your local authority will be required, any amounts above 2000 kilograms will require an explosives licence issued by the HSE.

For further information regarding storage please contact your representatives or our main office. A leaflet giving information about storing and selling fireworks safely may be viewed and downloaded free of charge here

Classification and CE Marking

All products offered in this brochure are classified as 1.4g and are CE marked in accordance with bsen15947:2010.