The Firework Code

Always follow the firework code, stick to these simple rules, and be safe this bonfire night.

only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 or CE Marked (EN 15947)

don’t drink alcohol if you’re setting off fireworks

store fireworks in a closed box

follow the instructions on each firework

light fireworks at arm’s length, using the taper provided

stand well back

never go near a firework that has been lit – even if it hasn’t gone off it could still explode

never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them

always supervise children around fireworks

light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves

never give sparklers to a child under five

keep pets indoors

don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11.00pm (except on certain occasions)

take care around open flames such as bonfires and barbecues – all clothes even those labeled ‘low flammability’ can catch fire