These two Government bodies are responsible for, respectively, Consumer Fireworks (ie those fireworks available to the General Public) and for any fireworks used professionally (whatever category), manufactured in the UK or imported into the UK. The DTI also publish annually safety information for firework consumers, especially schools. In 1998 the safety campaign will have a particular focus on the safe use of sparklers.
|The DTI page||The HSE page|
The centrepiece of DTI's Fireworks Safety campaign is the Fireworks Toolkit - a resource pack containing photocopiable factsheets, leaflets and posters. The contents also include competitions aimed at under 11s and older children. The materials cover Bonfire Night as well as the Millennium celebrations and are aimed primarily at Trading Standards Departments, Fire Brigades and the Police though others with an interest are also welcome to utilize the contents. The theme of this years campaign is Fireworks and Alcohol.
|The Minister's Foreword|
|Hooligans and Fireworks|
|Under 11 Competition|
|Over 11 Competition|
|Guide for displays|
|Campaign news desk|
|Fireworks and retailers|
If you do not already have it, you will need the Adobe Acrobat READER - available for FREE from the Adobe website and also available on many magazine cover CDs and widely available on the web.
The DTI also coordinate the annual Firework Safety Campaign, including production of Schools information , Point of Sale information and the new Safety Check List
The DTI will also provide copies of leaflets and posters on request.
The HSE publish the following two leaflets
Comprehensive guides on organising firework displays are on sale from good
booksellers or direct from HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS
Tel: 01787 881165 Fax: 01787 313995