STAY SAFE AND BE CONSIDERATE

  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Do not buy fireworks from unlicensed sellers
  • Buy fireworks that comply with current safety standards and which are CE marked
  • Light the fireworks one at a time  and at arms length
  • Always keep the fireworks inj a closed box or container and take them out one at a time
  • Don’t booze and light the fuse- Never light fireworks under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • It is against the law to set fireworks off in the street or in other public places
  • Never go back to a lit firework
  • Never throw previously lit fireworks in a bonfire
  • Never put fireworks in your pockets as accidents can easily happen
  • Please be considerate to your neighbours especially if they have pets or young children or are otherwise vulnerable. Light the fireworks within the legally permitted times only.

FIREWORKS PERMITTED TIMES

You can light and set off fireworks any day of the year between 7am to 11pm.
However these times are extended for certain days:

  • November 5 (Bonfire night)- you can light fireworks until midnight
  • 31 December (New Years Eve) you can set fireworks off until 1am
  • Diwali night (days/dates  vary every year – check online for current day)- you can set off the fireworks until 1am
  • Chinese New Year (days/dates  vary every year – check online for current day) you can set off the fireworks until 1am

SPARKLERS

Most accidents involving fireworks happen with sparklers so please be extra careful with these and follow the safety instructions carefully:

  • ALWAYS keep children with sparklers under strict supervision at all times
  • Hold sparklers at arm’s length and always wear gloves when holding the sparklers
  • Keep lit  sparklers away from any part of the body and any flammable materials
  • Only give sparklers to children over the age of 5 and ensure they wear gloves
  • Light one sparkler at a time only, and do not inhale the smoke
  • Put used sparklers into a bucket of sand or water hot end down as spent sparklers remain very hot for a long time

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