Storage of Fireworks:
• The law requires that you store and display your fireworks safely.
• In order to store fireworks, you must register or licence your premises with your local authority.
• The law with respect to storage is likely to change in early 2005.
Sale of Fireworks:
• You do not need an additional licence to sell fireworks during the following dates:
o On the first day of Chinese New Year and the three days immediately preceding it
o On the day of Diwali and the three days immediately preceding it
o During the period beginning on the 15th October and ending on the 10th November
o During the period beginning on the 26th December and ending on the 31st December
• Retailers wishing to sell fireworks outside these dates must obtain a licence from their local authority. This will be in addition to the storage licence.
• Persons under the age of 18 must not be supplied with fireworks and a notice regarding the age of sale and possession must be displayed at the point of sale.
• Only fireworks complying with The Firework (Safety) (as Amended) Regulations and the 2003 and 2004 Fireworks (as Amended) Regulations may be sold to the public. All products must comply with British Safety Standards (BS7114: Part 2: 1988) and the above Regulations.
• You must record the name and address of any person who buys a quantity of fireworks containing more than 50kg net explosive content (200kg Gross weight).
• Sparklers are fireworks and should be stored and sold as above.
• A no smoking policy should be enforced anywhere fireworks are being stored or sold.