Our technical firework teams in the UK and Shiu Fung in China work on a rolling programme of new firework product development consulting customers and undertaking market research in order to keep up-to-date with all pyrotechnic developments.
At Shiu Fung’s state of the art research and development laboratory, the PyroDesign Team’s innovations and dreams are turned into realities.
All Black Cat Fireworks and Standard Fireworks are subjected to a strict quality control testing program and are CE and BS7114 compliant.
The Firework Code 2018
- Do not buy fireworks from UNLICENCED retailers. These fireworks may not be safe and illegal.
- Only buy fireworks marked CE (BSEN 15947).
- Always keep fireworks in a closed box. Take them out one at a time and close the box.
- Never put fireworks in your pocket.
- Be considerate. Let your neighbours know you will be having a display, especially if they are elderly or they have pets or children.
- Avoid setting fireworks off late at night, particularly if it is a school-night.
- Ensure pets are safe.
- Carefully follow the instructions on EACH firework.
- Never go back to a lit firework unless the instructions advise otherwise.
- Never throw fireworks; it is dangerous.
- Do not light fireworks under the influence of alcohol.
- Light fireworks one at a time at arm’s length, at the end of the fuse, using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.
- Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire.
STAY SAFE. BE CONSIDERATE. DON’T BECOME A NUISANCE.
- Always keep children with sparklers under close supervision.
- Do not give sparklers to a child under the age of five.
- Light only one sparkler at a time at its outer most end and do not inhale smoke.
- Hold sparklers at arm’s length and wear gloves.
- Keep sparklers away from any part of the body and flammable materials.
- Spent sparklers remain very hot – Put used sparklers hot end down into a bucket of sand or water.
You can let fireworks off any time of year and any day of the week including Sundays, but you must only let them off between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Exceptions to the 11 p.m. rule are:
- November 5th (Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes): You can let fireworks off until midnight.
- Diwali: You can let fireworks off until 1 a.m.
- December 31st (New Year’s Eve): You can let fireworks off until 1 a.m.
- Chinese New Year: You can let fireworks off until 1 a.m.