The Firework Code
- Do not buy fireworks from UNLICENCED retailers.
- These fireworks may be unsafe and illegal.
- Only buy fireworks that comply with current safety standards. *
- Always keep fireworks in a closed box.
- Take them out one at a time and close the box.
- Never put fireworks in your pocket.
- Be considerate. Let your neighbours know you will be having a display, especially if they are elderly or they have pets or children.
- Avoid setting fireworks off late at night, particularly if it is a school-night.
- Ensure your pets are safe.
- Carefully follow the instructions on EACH firework.
- Never go back to a lit firework unless the instructions advise otherwise.
- Never throw fireworks; it is dangerous.
- Light fireworks one at a time, at the end of the fuse, and at arm’s length.
- Light sparklers one at a time and wear suitable gloves, even when lighting them.
- Never give sparklers to a child under the age of 5.
- Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire.
STAY SAFE, BE CONSIDERATE, AND DON’T BECOME A NUISANCE.
MISUSE OF FIREWORKS, YOU COULD BE FINED AND PROSECUTED
- Possessing CAT F1 fireworks whilst aged 15 or under
- Possessing CAT F2 or CAT F3 fireworks whilst aged 17 or under
- Letting off fireworks between 11pm and 7am (midnight on Bonfire Night and 1am on New Years Eve)
- Throwing or setting off fireworks in a public place
THE RED FIREWORK GUIDE TO GIVING YOUR OWN FIREWORK DISPLAY.
The Explosives Industry Group have created a new Red Firework Guide (which replaces HSG 124), this guide is available here: