Safety Information

The fireworks in Kimbolton display packs are manufactured to comply with BSEN15947 and are classified as Category 3 (F3) Display Fireworks or Category 2 (F2) Garden Fireworks.

F3 fireworks require a minimum safety distance of 25 metres to people or property and F2 require 8m. It is always better to make full use of available space and increase these distances if possible, particularly in windy conditions.

Remember the Firework Code :

  • Keep fireworks in a closed box. Take them out one at a time, then close the lid at once.
  • Follow the instructions on each firework carefully. Read them by torchlight, never a naked flame.
  • It is advisable to wear eye protection.
  • Carefully remove the fuse cover (if present) and light end of fuse at arms length with a safety lighter or preferably a portfire.
  • Stand well back observing the minimum safe viewing distance.
  • Never return to fireworks once lit.
  • Never throw fireworks.
  • Never put fireworks in your pockets.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • It is an offence to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18.
  • It is an offence to discharge fireworks in a public place.
  • It is an offence for anyone under the age of 18 to have fireworks in their possession in a public place.

Don’t let off fireworks before 7am or after 11pm (Midnight for Nov 5th, 1am for New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali).

Some important points to remember:

• Read the instructions well in advance.
• Obtain any necessary securing posts or stakes in advance.
• Decide on who will do what.
• Keep the number of operators to a minimum.
• Provide electric torches for use in the dark.

Setting up the site

It is generally a good idea to place rockets towards the rear of the firing site. Roman candles, mines and large calibre batteries can be placed in the middle. Fountains can be positioned towards the front. The diagram below shows a typical site layout for a larger display.


Kimbolton Fireworks hold training sessions for organisers and firers of firework displays
or people with general interest. The course covers descriptions of the firework types,
planning a display, site safety and risk assessments. The day culminates in a practical demonstration of some of the fireworks discussed.

Please contact us further details and course dates.