Always place all fireworks on a hard flat surface/base. If placing them on grass or lawned area, then they must be half buried in soil or sand or alternatively place bricks or blocks around each one so they cannot fall over and shoot sideways. Ideally pegs and tape is the perfect way (see picture)
Ensure everyone is standing at the recommended distance from the fireworks ( see firework instructions) and standing up wind from the smoke and fallout.
Always fire Rockets straight up, never angle them.
If a firework fails to go off, NEVER try to relight it or go back to it. Leave it alone for several hours to ensure it does just start up on its own.
Don’t put your fireworks out in the rain. The fuses are not waterproof.
Never put your face or any part of your body over a firework when lighting. Always light at arms length with the recommended Portfires.
To dispose of a firework which has failed to go off or just part fired, place it in a bucket or container of water and leave for 24 hours and then dispose of it.
Do not light fireworks using a cigarette lighter by putting your face near a firework. Use a Portfire safety lighter (available to buy on our website)
Remember you cannot set fireworks off on public property. You would need to get permission from your local council.
If you are in a residential area and you have close neighbours, let them know you are letting off fireworks, especially if they are elderly or have young children and pets. It is only reasonable and courteous.
REMEMBER the Uk curfew for letting off fireworks is 11 pm.