- Bonfire Night when the cut off is midnight,
- New Years Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year when the cut off is 1am.
- Only purchase fireworks from a reputable shop. They should have CE and BS 7114 written on the box to prove they conform to British Standards.
- Keep fireworks in a sealed box or tin.
- Use them one at a time, replacing the lid immediately.
- Never put fireworks in your pocket.
- Read the instructions carefully, using a torch or hand lamp. Never use a naked flame.
- Be aware of your surroundings and things nearby that could catch on fire and cause fire to spread, e.g. buildings, fences, trees, shrubbery, etc
- Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper or a firework lighter.
- Stand well back and never return to a firework after it has been lit as it could explode in your face.
- Always supervise children around fireworks.
- Never throw fireworks.
- Keep all pets and animals indoors.
- Take care of sparklers; wear gloves to hold them and dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished.
Fireworks and Animals
Many people are not aware how much suffering fireworks can cause to animals. Please think carefully about the local animals if you are planning to have fireworks in your back garden. Anyone organising a firework display should inform their neighbors, as well as local stables/horse owners. It is not a good idea to let fireworks off anywhere near fields or farms.