Stay Safer Fireworks
ALWAYS FOLLOW 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.
* All fireworks supplied by BFA members are tested to conform to the current safety standards. If you require more information, contact the seller or any member of the BFA.
Take the bfa assessment
Adults, Children and Retailers can learn much more about Firework Safety and UK law relating to fireworks at the British Firework Association’s assessment website.
General Guidance for all Fireworks
Must do’s when using any type of firework
- Only purchase fireworks which are suitable for your venue and adhere to all safety distance recommendations.
- Prior to your firework display ensure your venue
- Has clearly marked spectator area.
- Ensure the shotting area is suitable for the fireworks you intend to use.
- Remove all obstacles which may hinder you, whilst using the fireworks.
- The shooting area should be prepared in the hours of daylight, to ensure each firework type can be correctly set up in this area.
- Ensure the person lighting the fireworks is familiar with each individual type of firework prior to the display.
- Ensure there is a suitable place to store your unused fireworks away from the shooting.
- Only one person should be responsible for setting up and lighting the fireworks, with all other spectators standing at appropriate safety distances.
- Any person involved in handling and lighting the fireworks should always wear eye protection.