Firework displays are loads of fun, but fireworks can be really dangerous if you don't use them properly. Read our information on how to stay safe.

  • Only buy fireworks with a CE mark 
  • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit – even if it has gone off, it could still explode
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
  • Light them at arm’s length, using a taper
  • Never give sparklers to a child under five
  • Stand well back
  • Always supervise children around fireworks
  • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves

For more information on firework safety click visit our safety information pages.