With fireworks night and New Year’s Eve soon to be upon us, it is important for the safety of both customers and staff that fireworks are correctly handled and stored.
Failure to be safe can cost lives and businesses and anyone selling fireworks can expect a visit from their local trading standards.
The Health and Safety Executive have provided a guide and a risk assessment checklist to help retailers. These documents relate to UK law.
Retailers in Northern Ireland can find additional information here: https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/how-sell-fireworks-legally-northern-ireland
- Health and Safety Executive: Storing and Selling Fireworks Safely (Advice for anyone selling fireworks from the UK Health and Safety Executive)
- Health and Safety Executive: Fireworks Risk Assessment (A risk assessment record for the storage of fireworks by the UK Health and Safety Executive).