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The best way to enjoy fireworks safely is to attend a professional display; however, if you decide to have fireworks at home, you and your family can take the following precautions to remain safer.

  • Only buy fireworks from a licensed provider
  • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box until ready to use
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Light them at arm’s length, using a taper
  • Stand well back once lit
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit, even if it hasn’t gone off, it might still explode
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
  • Always supervise children around fireworks
  • Light sparklers one at a time wearing gloves
  • Never give sparklers to children under 5 years old.
  • Keep pets indoors

 

Which fireworks can I use at home?

Category information can be found on the label.

  • Category F1, F2 and F3 fireworks are on sale to the general public.
  • Consumer fireworks will fall into either category F2 or F3 depending on how much of a safety distance is required. Check you have enough space to safely use a firework before you buy.

Always follow the Firework Code www.saferfireworks.com

Go to www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law  for more advice

Facts

  • In 2020, an estimated 15,600 people were hospitalized with injuries related to fireworks – the highest number in the last 15 years
  • Fireworks can travel at speeds up to 150 mph
  • If 3 sparklers burn together, they do so at the same heat a blowtorch is used to melt metal.

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, PROFESSINALLY RUN DISPLAYS ARE SAFER TO ATTEND THAN HOME DISPLAYS