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Firework Safety

Whether you’re having a small family gathering or you are entertaining large crowds, one thing that is most important at all times is safety.

Fireworks only become dangerous when they’re misused and the instructions aren’t followed correctly.

All of our fireworks that we sell comply to BS7114:2:88, which means they have passed all the British Safety standards that are required.

REMEMBER... To light fireworks at arms length with the portfires provided
Never to smoke while handling fireworks
Not to have more than three or four people lighting fireworks
Not to fire rockets or other aerial fireworks over the heads of spectators
Not to touch a dud firework for at least half an hour and then hold it away from your face
Never to use petrol or paraffin to light the bonfire
Not to let children gather spent fireworks after the display

Keep them in a closed, fireproof box
Only take out one at a time and replace the lid
Follow the specific instructions on each firework using a torch
Light the firework at arm’s length, with a taper, never a match or lighter
Stand well back
Never go back to a firework once it is lit
Never put fireworks in a pocket
Never throw fireworks
Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
Don’t give sparklers to children under five years
Keep pets indoors

Fireworks: the law We cannot sell fireworks to you if you’re under 18 years of age. It is also against the law for anyone to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except on certain occasions.