Authorisation No 307

PURPOSE To allow the carriage by road of firework lancework as unpackaged articles. TIME LIMIT This authorisation is effective from 01 January 2015 and remains valid until 31 December 2019.   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/carriage-of-dangerous-goods-authorisation-307

Guidance for Fireworks as Articles according to REACH

The REACH working group, which was mandated by CEN to produce guidance on the application of REACH to pyrotechnic articles in general, and fireworks in particular, has prepared the attached draft guide. Click here: CEN TC 212 Professionnal REACH Guidance Fireworks V5 The working group will shortly approach both the REACH authorities and the European Commission …

British Firework Championships 2015

Congratulate to Fantastic Fireworks who have been named the winner of this years British Firework Championships. The results: Fantastic Fireworks – (fired first on second night) Spyrotechnics – (fired second on first night) 1st Galaxy Fireworks – (fired last on second night

PYROTECHNIC ARTICLES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 2015

The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 have been implemented today (21.07.15). They bring in new provisions which harmonise the obligations of economic operators and introduce new requirements to improve the traceability of pyrotechnic articles. The Regulations and Explanatory Note are below. The impact assessment and transposition note are available alongside the regulations on the legislation.gov.uk …

Smoke Issues

Following the M5 incident in 2011 and many meetings with both the Coroner and various Government departments we agreed to highlight some of the potential issues surrounding the generation of firework smoke and fog – particularly in the run up to the November 5th period. Firstly, however, it is important to appreciate that the Coroner …

The Control of Explosives Precursors Regulations 2014 – pyrotechnic hobbyists

The Home Office will be implementing EU regulation 98/2013 on the Marketing and Use of Explosives Precursors on 2 September 2014. The Control of Explosives Precursors Regulations 2014 restricts the sale of certain chemicals that can be used in the illicit manufacture of explosives precursors to members of the general public unless they hold a …