Fireworks: Safety

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th December 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps have been taken to educate people about the dangers of fireworks.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department has taken no recent proactive steps to educate people about the dangers of fireworks, however, information about fireworks safety is readily available on the BIS website:

www.bis.gov.uk/policies/consumer-issues/product-safety/firework-regulations

The range of materials held there is accessible to the public and is used by local fire and rescue services, police forces, schools and local authority enforcers to promote firework safety messages. Included in the literature are school information packs, posters aimed at children and teenagers, and a guide and posters for retailers.

Detailed guides on '’Giving your own firework display’ and ‘Working together on firework displays: A guide to safety for firework display organisers and Operators’ are available on the Health and Safety Executive website at:

www.hse.gov.uk

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