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


  • Fireworks must not be sold to anyone who is under 18.




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Don't fool with fireworks!




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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