Always adhere to the rules of fireworks, abide by these fundamental laws, and remain safe during the night of the bonfire!
Make sure to buy only fireworks that are marked BS 7114, or with CE markings (EN 15947)
Do not drink alcohol if you have been designated as the fireworks lighter
Make sure you keep the fireworks contained in a sealed box
Follow the directions for each specific firework.
The fireworks should be lit at a distance of about an arm’s length using the taper that is provided.
Stay strong and stand back
Avoid getting too close to fireworks that have been set off but haven’t yet gone off because they could still explode or explode.
Never keep fireworks in your pockets and never throw them.
Always supervise children around fireworks.
Wear gloves that aren’t flammable when you use sparklers
Don’t give sparklers to children when they are younger than five years old.
Pets should be kept inside.
Do not ignite your loud fireworks later into the midnight and not until after 11 p.m. (except on certain events)
If you’re caught with fireworks that you don’t use and you are found guilty, you could be required to pay an amount of PS80 at the time of arrest. If you’re found guilty by the court of law the possibility of an amount of fine up to PS5k.
It’s a criminal offense to:
Purchase adult fireworks if younger than 18 years old.
Set off fireworks on the street, or in other public areas.
Start fireworks at 11 a.m. between 7 and 11 a.m.
But, you can enjoy fireworks prior to midnight on bonfire nights and up to midnight or 1 a.m. for Thanksgiving. New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year or Diwali.
If you’re planning to use fireworks, it is important to be mindful of your neighbors to ensure you don’t create a disturbance.
Be safe, do not be frightened.
The idea of having fireworks at your house can be lots of fun, so they’re used in a safe manner. Follow our simple guidelines to ensure that your fireworks show is safe and fun.
Fireworks are safe when you are using them in a safe manner. If you’re planning to put on an event at home and you want to make sure that you take few steps to ensure that everyone has fun without getting injured.
We want kids to be entertained by the fireworks displays, however, they should be aware that they could be dangerous when they’re not properly used. Each year, over half of firework-related injuries are caused by children. Child Accident Prevention Trust Child Accident Prevention Trust has more advice on how to keep children secure.
Sparklers are five times hotter that cooking oils. Sparklers are not toys , and shouldn’t be offered to children who are younger than five years old.
Where to buy
Don’t compromise on quality to save a few dollars. Buy fireworks only from a trusted online store (like the one we use) to ensure they are in line in accordance with British regulations. This means they are required to be branded with BS 7114 written on the packaging.
Some stores are remain open for a brief period prior to Bonfire Night, but these aren’t the best locations to purchase fireworks. The staff in these stores might not have the best knowledge about the safety of using fireworks and their fireworks may not conform to British standards.
Whatever you decide to do, don’t purchase fireworks from any place you’re not certain about for example, the rear of a van or an unintentional market stand.
What to buy
There are many distinct categories of fireworks. People who are citizens can purchase and then set off the majority of the fireworks that fall into categories 1 through 3. These are fireworks that comprise ones that can be used inside, in your backyard or in a display. Make sure you read the entire package to ensure that the fireworks you’re purchasing are suitable for the area where you’ll use them.
Certain fireworks are only bought and used by professionals in the field of fireworks. They include air bombs, aerial rockets, aerial maroons mortar shells , and grenade grenade shells mini rockets, all bangers as well as erratic-flight fireworks. Categories 2 , 3 and 4 fireworks which go beyond the size limit and all Category 4 fireworks.
One person will be responsible for the fireworks. If you are that person, make sure you’ve taken all required precautions. Know the rules and don’t consume alcohol until been cleared of all charges. Plan ahead, and during daylight hours. At night you’ll require:
Two buckets or a bucket of water
Protection for the hand and eye
A bucket of earth that is soft to place fireworks
The right support to support the appropriate supports for Catherine Rockets or wheels.
If you’re planning to stage an event with fireworks for people in general, check out our guide on how to organize an efficient and secure fireworks display.
SECURE YOUR ANIMALS
It is important to take the necessary precautions to guard your pet throughout the season when fireworks are likely to commence.
Did you know? You can buy fireworks online through Galactic Fireworks.