Fireworks - safety advice
Fireworks are classed as explosives and as such should be handled with care. Advice and guidance on safe usage and storage of fireworks can be obtained from the DBERR (new window) (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) website. Alternatively contact Trading Standards who can provide specific advice.
Our contact details are:
Environmental Health & Trading Standards
Tel: 01506 282500
Fax: 01506 282488
Frequently Asked Questions
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All shopkeepers who store fireworks must register with Trading Standards. Trading Standards will advise you of the current registration fee and the detailed requirements for safe storage.
Regulations mean that it is illegal to let off fireworks between 11pm and 7am. However, on Bonfire Night of 5th November, an extra hour is allowed and the use of fireworks must stop at midnight. On Hogmanay, Chinese New Year and Diwali the curfew is extended to 01:00 hours.