The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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.

 DTI logo
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.

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The Minister's Foreword
Accident Statistics
A5 leaflets
Fireworks Code
Hooligans and Fireworks
The Millennium
Under 11 Competition
Over 11 Competition
Guide for displays
Speaking Notes
Campaign news desk
Fireworks and retailers
Order form

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

 HSE Books

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