Retail Storage & Sale of Fireworks

Applications for licences for smaller stores, those keeping more 50 kg but less than 2000 kg of explosives should be submitted to the relevant local authority. Applications for stores keeping more than 2000 kg of explosives should apply to the HSE.

Fireworks may be supplied for sale during the following periods only:

  • On the first day of Chinese New Year and the three days immediately preceding it.
  • On the day of Diwali and the three days immediately preceding it.
  • During the period beginning on 15th October and ending on the 10th November
  • During the period beginning on 26th December and ending on the 31st December.

Anyone wishing to supply fireworks outside of these periods should apply to their local licensing authority for an annual licence. Should you need any information regarding this contact your supplier or any member of the BFA.

HSE Advice

More information about the retail storage and sale of fireworks can be found on the HSE website. Go To Website »

Storing Explosives

The HSE offer more advice about licensing required for the storage of fireworks on their website. Go To Website »

HSE Application

Download the HSE application form for a Storage Licence under the Explosives Regulations 2014.   Go To Website »