BIS Guidance on Pyrotechnic Article (Safety) Regulations 2010

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS – formerly DTI) have published revised guidance on the Pyrotechnic Article (Safety) Regulations 2010. http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/consumer-issues/docs/g/12-1244-guidance-on-pyrotechnic-articles-safety-regulations.pdf There are very significant changes in BIS’s interpretation, particularly in respect of transitional provisions, and we urge you to…

HCB in fireworks

Question 1. When did the Industry become aware of the issue of Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in Fireworks? Answer 1. HCB was used extensively in fireworks for many years as chlorine donor to enhance colour; latterly being largely replaced in this function by other…

UK Legislation

There’s lots of legislation that applies to professional firework display here in the UK, and often it can seem mind-boggling and never-ending! Here’s a guide to some of the major pieces of law that are relevant to firework displays. Manufacture and Storage…