The fireworks code: THINK – CHECK and RESPECT

Preparation is key to enjoying fireworks safely: We suggest that you buy a reputable brand of fireworks from a licenced retailer that you trust. Only buy fireworks marked CE and BS EN 15947 (This proves that the firework complies with the strict British Standard and is not an illegally imported firework). STAY SAFE. BE CONSIDERATE. DON’T BECOME A NUISANCE.

* Do not buy fireworks from UNLICENCED retailers. these fireworks may be unsafe and illegal.

* Only buy fireworks that comply with current safety standards.

* Always keep fireworks in a closed box.

* Take them out one at a time and close the box.

* Never put fireworks in your pocket.

* Be considerate. Let your neighbours know you will be having a display, especially if they are elderly or they have pets or children.

* Avoid setting fireworks off late at night, particularly if it is a school night.

* Ensure your pets are safe.

* Carefully follow the instructions on EACH firework.

* Never go back to a lit firework unless the instructions advise otherwise.

* Never throw fireworks; it is dangerous.

* Light fireworks one at a time, at the end of the fuse, and at arm’s length.

* Light sparklers one at a time and wear suitable gloves, even when lighting them.

* Never give sparklers to a child under the age of 5.

* Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire.