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Sirius Firework Code

Sirius always recommend attending an organised bonfire or fireworks display where possible.

If you are planning to host your own fireworks, following our fireworks code should ensure for a smooth evening.

  • Always store fireworks in a closed box and take them out one at a time ensuring to not leave the box open at any time

  • Keep unspent fireworks away from the firing site.

  • Follow the instructions on each firework. Adhere to safety these instructions. Use a torch to read them, never a naked flame

  • Only buy and use fireworks which carry the CE Mark

  • Always have a bucket or multiple buckets of water to hand

  • Make sure everyone stands well back and pets are kept indoors

  • Always light fireworks at extended arm’s length,

  • Never go back to a lit firework – even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode

  • Don’t drink alcohol if responsible for setting off fireworks

  • If you are unsure about anything, do not do it.


Time to set off the fireworks

One person should be in charge of the fireworks. If that’s you ensure you read the instructions in daylight and don’t drink any alcohol until your fireworks are finished. Make sure you have the following:

  • a torch

  • a bucket of water

  • eye protection and gloves

  • suitable clothing

  • a bucket of soft earth/sand to put the fireworks in

  • suitable supports and launching tubes if you’re setting off Catherine wheels or rockets


The laws on fireworks

  • The law states you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.

  • You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am.

The exceptions are:

  • Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight

  • New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am

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