The Fireworks Code
When using fireworks it is important to always follow the Fireworks Code:
- Ensure all fireworks comply with BS7114, the British safety standard for quality and performance.
- Keep fireworks in a sealed box or tin.
- Use one at a time, replace the lid immediately
- Follow the instructions on each firework. Read carefully using a torch, NEVER us a naked flame
- Light fireworks at arm's length using a taper or a firework lighter ("portfire").
- NEVER put fireworks in your pocket.
- NEVER throw fireworks.
- Ensure that children are well supervised.
- Keep pets and animals indoors.
- Take care with sparklers. Light one at a time and wear gloves to hold them.
Dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished.
- NEVER give sparklers to children under five.
- NEVER return to a firework after it has been lit, even if it appears to have gone out, it could
explode in your face.
- Stand well back.
cat 1 (category 1)
Fireworks for use indoors.
cat 2 (category 2)
[5M] These are "GARDEN FIREWORKS" and are suitable for small gardens.
Ideal for small families and small back gardens. Spectators should be at least five metres away from these fireworks.
Within our descriptions you will find these marked [5M].
cat 3 (category 3)
[25M] These are "DISPLAY FIREWORKS" and are suitable for use in larger gardens
,pubs, clubs and where there are more people watching them. Spectators should be at least 25 metres away from these fireworks.
Within our descriptions you will find these marked [25M].
cat 4 (category 4)
Fireworks for professional use.
It is illegal to use fireworks between 11:00 (23:00) and 7:00 (07:00) the next day with the exception of the following nights:
- Bonfire Night - the curfew will begin at midnight.
- New Years Eve/Chinese New Year/Diwaldi - the curfew will begin at 1:00 am (01:00) the next day.
It is illegal to sell fireworks to a person under the age of eighteen years.
It is illegal for anyone under the age of eighteen to possess fireworks in a public place.