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Fireworks safety and advice

Whatever the time of year – 5 November, New Year’s Eve or a special occasion – follow advice to make sure firework displays are enjoyable, spectacular and, above all, safe.

If you are organising a major public event, you will need a robust and detailed approach to planning as well as professional involvement. If you are holding a local firework display, such as those organised by many sports clubs, schools or parish councils, you still need to plan responsibly, but the same level of detail is not needed or expected.

Planning ahead is the key to a great event. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provide plenty of advice and straight forward guidance on organising a fireworks display to help you make your event both enjoyable and safe.