Explosives

Regulation Guidance for Fireworks in Retail

This guidance is for dutyholders who store Hazard Type 3 (HT3) and Hazard Type 4 (HT4) fireworks in retail premises and similar environments.

It also contains material relevant to enforcing authorities such as local authority trading standards officers, the police, fire and rescue services and other emergency services. This publication may also be of interest to other government or regulatory agencies and waste disposal operators.




Download - Guidance on Regulations Fireworks in Retail

The Red Fireworks Guide - Giving your own fireworks display

This guide is for displays where the fireworks are to be fired by people without specialist knowledge or training – a separate guide The Blue Guide “Working together on Firework Displays” below is for those users with specialist knowledge.

This new edition has been updated to include the significant changes in the law relating to the supply, possession, transport, keeping and use of fireworks which may have an effect on the way you organise your display.


Download - The Red Fireworks Guide

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The Blue Fireworks Guide - Working Together on Firework Displays

This guide is for competent display operators and organisers. It does not cover displays where the fireworks are to be fired by people without specialist knowledge or training – a separate guide has been prepared by EIG for those users.

This new edition has been updated to include the significant changes in the law relating to the supply, possession, transport, keeping and use of fireworks which may have an effect on the way you organise and the operator fires your display.


Download - The Blue Fireworks Guide

The Safety of Explosives

This publication is for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER2014) (SI 2014/1638).  It is particularly relevant to duty holders such as employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards or greater risks of initiation.  

The Security of Explosives

This publication is for anyone who has duties under the security provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER2014).  It is particularly relevant to duty holders:

  • Acquiring, keeping and transferring relevant explosives
  • Manufacturing, storing, transferring and placing on the market civil explosives
  • Manufacturing, possessing or transferring plastic explosives

 

Download - L151 The Security of Explosives

Both L150 and L151 are structured around the fundamental objectives, described as ‘statements of success’ that all duty holders in the industry should achieve in a manner proportionate to their business.