The BPA organise the Firework Firers training scheme in the UK. For more details please visit the BPA website
These notes are intended for those organisers who are mounting firework displays for the general public. It contains important information about your responsibilities to the public and your staff.It will only take 10 minutes to read but could make the difference between a successful event and a tragedy. Continue reading Planning a Large Firework Display – Information from the DTI
Before they explode read the code!
|1||Light sparklers one at atime and wear gloves|
|2||Never give sparklers to a child under 5|
|3||Buy faireworks marked BS 7114|
|4||Keep fireworks in a closed box|
|5||Follow the instructions on each firework|
|6||Light them at arm’s length using a taper|
|7||Stand well back|
|8||Never go back to a lit firework|
|9||Never put fireworks in your pocket|
|10||Never throw fireworks|
|11||Keep pets indoors|
Extracts taken from BERR leaflet
Supplies of all posters and leaflets can be obtained from BIS (Business Industry & Skills), BERR (Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform) formally known as DTI
KEEP SPARKLERS IN SAFE HANDS.
SPARKLERS INJURED MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER FIREWORKS IN 1997.
MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE CHILDREN UNDER FIVE.
Follow our easy checklist to keep your child safe this year Continue reading Safety Check List
you’re going to be in charge of fireworks at home this year, please take a few minutes to read through the following guidelines. Your planning and your actions could help prevent an injury. Continue reading Planning a Back Garden Firework Display
The British Pyrotechnists’ Association and the EIG have jointly prepared and circulated a fact sheet, with advice on firework types, storage, firework displays and containing useful contact details.
The guide is available as follows
BERR have made available all the publicity material, teachers notes and leaflets for free download from their site.
Click here to access the article
|The Explosive Industry Group of the CBI, which represents over 70 companies with an interest in explosives in the UK, has launched a new website. This website now contains the data from the old “Explosive Safety Management” CD.The site is an essential source of information for any Health and Safety professional with an interest in explosives as well as being an up to date reference work for explosives professionals. It comprises sections on general explosives and on fireworks and has received great support from Trading Standards Officers, the Fire Brigade and the Health and Safety Executive.|
The site covers the following areas
- Law relating to manufacture, storage, transport and use of explosives – including the full text of recent legislation
- The UN scheme for classifying explosives and explosive packaging
- Video of explosive effects
- Firework types and effects, including illustrations of what may and may not be sold to the general public
- Contact details for explosive companies and enforcers
- Explosives glossary
Further details may be obtained from Brig Charles Smith at the CBI at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (0171) 395 8063