Fireworks are one of the greatest and most exciting forms of entertainment, but like most things, you must be aware and cautious of potential hazards. Though being injured by fireworks is less common in adults, it’s children you must take extra caution with by putting measures in place to enable them to have fun while being safe.
So for you and your audience to enjoy your fireworks safely, please always follow the Firework Safety Code.
These tips are intended for those organisers who are putting together firework displays for the general public. There is also important information about your responsibilities to the public and your staff in this Government Guide.
Remember – the ten minutes it takes to read this could make the difference between a successful event and a tragedy.
Running a display takes a lot of work, so try to share the load by planning ahead.
As well as liaising with the Local Authority, Police, Fire Brigade, HM Coastguard and First Aid organisations, you or your appropriate team member should:
Proper crowd control is essential and needs good planning.
Take great care at all times. Plan your display in advance, make sure you know which fireworks are going to be let off in what order. Take the fireworks from a secure container only when they are to be let off.
Bonfires need a lot of organising and can be a hazard. Many displays are a great success without one.
The work for you and your team doesn’t finish when the last firework goes off.
Use our Risk Form as a helpful checklist when assessing the suitability of your site. It has a been produced to help you in the safe management of your display. Please return it with your order and if you have any questions please call us on 07742 448446 / 07931 714846.
Use the diagram to the right as a guide to the necessary distances for your site. On a separate sheet of paper sketch your own site diagram including measurements and position of firing site, spectators, fall-out area, bonfire, barriers and any trees, building or roads.