Firework Standards and Safety

The Firework Code

  • You must be over 18 to buy fireworks and sparklers.  
  • Make sure you buy a reputable brand of fireworks from retailer you trust and only buy fireworks and sparklers marked with the BS7114 
  • Keep fireworks in a closed tin or box 
  • Follow the instructions on each firework. Read the instructions carefully using a torch or lamp – never a naked flame 
  • Light sparklers one at a time and be very careful when handling them 
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times around fireworks
  • Never give sparklers to children under 5. Ensure that children wear gloves when handling sparklers  
  • Sparklers can reach temperatures of up to 2000*C 
  • Never throw fireworks 
  • Never put a firework in your pocket 
  • Light fireworks at arms length using a taper or firework lighter 
  • Stand well back 
  • Dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished 
  • Never go back to a lit firework  
  • Keep all pets and animals indoors 
  • Alcohol and fireworks don’t mix. If you are in charge of lighting the fireworks, avoid drinking alcohol 
  • Never smoke when lighting fireworks  
  • It is illegal for anyone under 18 to possess fireworks in a public place 
  • You must be over 18 to buy fireworks and sparklers. Proof of ID may be required.
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