Firework Safety Information
The Firework Code
Always follow the firework code:
Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 or CE Marked (EN 15947). All of the fireworks we sell meet these standards.
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 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 labelled “low flammability” can catch fire
What Is The Law?
If you misuse fireworks you may be liable for an on the spot fine of £80. If found guilty by the courts you could get a fine of up to £5,000.
It is an offence to:
– Buy adult fireworks if you are under 18
– Set off fireworks in the street or other public places
– Set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am
You can let off fireworks until 12.00 pm on bonfire night and until 1.00 am on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year or Diwali.
When using fireworks awareness and consideration of neighbours should be considered you should not become a hindrance to your local community.
Safety of Children
Fireworks can bring joy and enjoyment to all, especially children, when they are used correctly and safely. The safety of children should be paramount and a responsible as well as able adult should supervise children at all times during the fireworks display.
Sparklers can get extremely hot, even when finished which means can still pose a significant risk, so ensure that they are disposed of correctly (e.g. by placing them in a bucket of sand/water after use). When children are using sparklers adult supervision should be omnipresent and younger children (5 years or younger) should not use sparklers.
Kapasi One Stop Shop is fully licensed and insured for the sale of retail fireworks.
A responsible and able adult should be in charge of setting off the fireworks and they should all the necessary precautions and mitigation measures. Instructions should be read prior to using fireworks and the consumption of alcohol should be avoided until after the fireworks have been used. Preparing the fireworks should be done in advance as well as establishing a suitable and safe viewing area for spectators. When lighting fireworks at night it would be beneficial:
– Having a torch ensures visibility can be achieved in the night.
– Having a bucket (or few) of water/sand to dispose of sparklers safely and for safety.
– Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves and eye protection.
– Fireworks should never be left free standing and always secured by burying them, surrounding them with bricks or placing pegs into the ground around them.
– A suitable rocket launching tube should be used when launching rockets and catherine wheels should be supported and secured adequately.
Protect Your Pets
Precautions should be taken when animals are present and there needs should not be overlooked when fireworks are being set off around them.