BIS | Department for Business Innovation and Skills


"Fireworks Be Safe Not Sorry" poster Children jumping with fireworks in background
Mixed Fireworks and display boxes
Woman with firework in background


You can click the images below to view our TV fillers.


TV Filler Don't fool with fireworks


TV Filler Sparklers Handle with care


TV Filler Sparklers Keep at Arms Length


Information on TV fillers including ordering details can be found on the COI web page by clicking the button below.


Link to COI





Our resources are available as PDF downloads below. Limited numbers of printed copies of these resources (where available) can be ordered on-line free of charge by public bodies or retailers from the BIS Publications Orderline (tel: 0845 015 0010). Use the URN numbers shown below to search or order.


The Firework Safety Code

A5 Firework code - adult leaflet [URN 08/1110]

A5 Firework code - English & Asian leaflet [URN 08/1104]
A5 Firework code - kids leaflet [URN 08/1107]

A5 Firework code - kids leaflet (Welsh version) [URN 08/1112] (only available online)


A2 Firework code - kids 'Ben' poster [URN 08/1108]

A2 Firework code - kids 'Ben' poster (Welsh) [URN 08/1111] (only available online)

A3 Teenage 'headphones' poster [URN 08/1102]
A3 Teenage 'headphones' poster (Welsh) [URN 08/1103]
(only available online)


Animal Welfare

Blue Cross animal welfare leaflet  (for further information on animal welfare visit


For Retailers

A4 Retailers' guide to selling fireworks [URN 09/1124]

A3 Retailers' warning poster [URN 09/1125]


For Firework Display Organisers

A4 How to organise safe and successful displays [URN 08/1113]


For Teachers

England and Wales

English Key Stage 1 [URN 08/1114] (only available online)
English Key Stage 2 [URN 08/1116]
(only available online)
English Key Stage 3 [URN 08/1118]
(only available online)

Welsh Key Stage 1 [URN 08/1115] (only available online)
Welsh Key Stage 2 [URN 08/1117]
(only available online)
Welsh Key Stage 3 [URN 08/1119]
(only available online)


For Campaigners

Campaign toolkit [URN 08/1105] (only available online)



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Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.

Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.

Keep fireworks in a closed box. 

Follow the instructions on each firework.

Light at arm's length, using a taper.

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.





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