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Firework Regulations

The fireworks regulations determine the safety, supply and use of fireworks throughout the year.

Fireworks Regulations 2004

A comprehensive package of new measures made under the Fireworks Act 2003 designed to tackle the anti-social use of fireworks through the regulation of both use and supply. These Regulations introduce a number of limited prohibitions on the importation, sale, possession and use of fireworks late at night.

Fireworks Regulations 2004 

The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010

These guidance notes (PDF, 139 Kb)  provide informal guidance on certain aspects of the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010. This updated version clarifies the advice previously given about 'Transitional provisions'.

These guidelines describe the requirements applying in the UK for the assessment and appointment of Notified Bodies under the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010. 

The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010 

Fireworks resources

Firework safety leaflets and materials are available from the fireworks section of our publications site.

Please note - the following material suggests that only fireworks marked with British Standard BS7114 are safe.  Following the introduction of new pyrotechnic legislation in 2010 (The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010  SI2010/1554) fireworks may instead carry a CE marking to show that they are safe and conform to European safety standards. Please check that your firework carries either the BS7114 marking or the CE marking. Sign up for email alerts

Minister responsible

Jo Swinson is the minister responsible for this policy area.