Posted in Announcements on January 6th, 2010 by admin

Welcome to the new, revised, UK Firework safety website!

These pages have been prepared by and sponsored by the Explosive Industry Group of the CBI  to help users of fireworks have a safe and enjoyable celebration

You will also find information for teachers and enforcers on this site

We hope you find it useful, but if you have any comments or suggestions please contact us

Happy New Year

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6th, 2010 by admin

BPA Firers

Posted in Organisations on January 6th, 2010 by admin

The BPA organise the Firework Firers training scheme in the UK.  For more details please visit the BPA website

Planning a Large Firework Display – Information from the DTI

Posted in Guidance, Safety on January 6th, 2010 by admin

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. Read more »

The Firework Code

Posted in Guidance, Safety on January 6th, 2010 by admin

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

Safety Check List

Posted in Guidance, Safety on January 6th, 2010 by admin




Follow our easy checklist to keep your child safe this year Read more »

Planning a Back Garden Firework Display

Posted in Guidance on January 6th, 2010 by admin

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. Read more »

BPA/EIG Firework Safety Handbook

Posted in Guidance on January 6th, 2010 by admin

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

  • A printed copy is available to Local Authorities FREE of CHARGE on application to either BPA or EIG
  • A text only version is available on this site for ease of viewing and printing. You will need a copy of Acrobat reader if it is not already installed on your system, available from

Copies of all Fireworks safety Campaign literature

Posted in Guidance on January 6th, 2010 by admin

BERR have made available all the publicity material, teachers notes and leaflets for free download from their site.

Firework Regulations – Guidance for Enforcers, Operators and Commerce – September 2004

Posted in Guidance on January 6th, 2010 by admin

Click here to access the article

Explosives Industry Group

Posted in Organisations on January 6th, 2010 by admin
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 or on (0171) 395 8063