Firework Safety

Have fun, Be safe 

Millions of people over hundreds of years have enjoyed fireworks.

Accidents can happen. Don't let it happen to you with fireworks because the consequences of carelessness can be devastating.

The guidelines for a safe fireworks party are very simple to observe:


1. Follow the Fireworks Code.
  •  Keep fireworks in a closed box
  •  Follow the instructions on each firework
  •  Light all fireworks at arms length
  •  Stand well back
  •  Never go back to a lit firework
  •  Never put fireworks in your pocket

  •  Never throw fireworks

  •  Keep Pets indoors

 2. Use only BS 7114 Fireworks
  • Check this when you are buying. All reputable dealers will only sell fireworks to this standard and if you are ever offered any others leave them alone!
 3. Take special care with sparklers
  • Sparklers can be beautiful and enjoyable for young children but adults must be aware of their potential. Sparklers are the cause of a disproportionate number of injuries but only a few simple precautions are necessary.
    •  Always supervise children with sparklers.
    •  Teach them to hold the sparkler at arms length, but not near anyone else
    •  Sparklers are not for the under 5s. They will be labelled as such and it is your responsibility.
    •  Have a container of water handy, big enough for the spent sparkler. Dump the sparkler in it as soon as it goes out.
4. Further advice, publications etc:

Free publications for download (click here for Adobe .pdf viewer)

Safe Displays

Fireworks Code Poster

Fireworks Teenagers Poster

DTI Safety Leaflet

Asian Language Fireworks Code

Safety Quiz

Answers

Fireworks In Store

Delivery Details

Fireworks - only available to purchase at the store

Our fireworks are on sale all year round at Stephen H. Smith's Garden & Leisure, Pool Road, Otley, simply turn up, select and buy from our range on show near to the front entrance, our online catalogue is amended to show the fireworks generally on sale.

During the periods of Bonfire Night and Christmas/New Year we open our larger retail display within Stephen H. Smiths' Garden & Leisure and provide expert advice on fireworks.

Should you require a large order of fireworks please telephone us on 07747487170 so that we can ensure stock is available and provide you with expert advice.

The Law

It is illegal to sell adult fireworks to anyone under 18 or for anyone under 18 to possess adult fireworks in a public place.

If you are over 18, it is perfectly legal to buy and use fireworks at any time of the year but please note that it is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year (all 1am).

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