Health and Safety - Fireworks
Fireworks are more popular than ever as part of celebrations traditionally on Bonfire Night or at New Year but more than ever they are being used throughout the year. They are also dangerous explosive devices and the cause of many serious accidents every year. The safest way to enjoy them is to go to a professionally organised event.
Fireworks Safety Campaign
, (Opens in new Window) Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) website provides downloadable guidance leaflets and materials for organisers of firework displays for the public, retailers selling fireworks, schools and the media, including the Firework Safety Code.
Professionally organised displays are regulated by the
Health and Safety Executive
(HSE) (Opens in new Window), aimed at organisers of events where a professional firework display company fires the display, available from
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For more advice about firework safety, go to the following websites:
Remember that pets are frightened of fireworks - always keep them indoors. You can download a leaflet Fireworks and Pets in PDF format from the
Blue Cross - All About Pets
website.Retailers selling fireworks must be registered with their local Council Trading Standards Department who investigate problems with unsafe products.
For further advice or information email Environmental Health at
For further advice or information email Environmental Health.