Skip to main content

Fireworks: Safety

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance the Health and Safety Executive has given to local authorities on municipal (a) bonfires and (b) firework displays. (176258)

While not aimed solely at local authorities, the Health and Safety Executive’s “Working together on firework displays” publication is relevant to anyone organising a firework display and to display operators. It was developed in association with stakeholders and includes practical guidance on safety arrangements for bonfires, as well as fireworks. A copy of the publication has been placed in the House of Commons Library.

HSE has also promoted straightforward fireworks guidance on its website. The site urges people not to over-react to the risks but instead to adopt simple, sensible precautions. The pages can be accessed at: