Permit holders must comply with the conditions listed on their permit. This includes strictly complying with the display time and date, and any ‘special conditions’ that might be included.
Type 2 ‘Cracker Night’ Fireworks Permit – Schedule 7 ‘standard conditions’
Supervision and control
Permit holder must be onsite throughout the display
Notifications and publicity
Permit holder must ensure that the following persons are given at least 7 clear days' notice of the display:
Notices may be given individually or by ‘public notice’ in a daily newspaper published and circulating generally in the region in which the display is to be held.
Timing and duration
A fireworks display must not:
A display must not commence or, if it has commenced, proceed:
Fire fighting equipment
Fire fighting equipment must be available for the duration of the fireworks display to protect against the fire-risk at the display site.
As a minimum requirement, the following fire fighting equipment must be provided:
Before being taken on site, fireworks must be securely held away from any ignition source or from other dangerous substances with which they could explosively interreact.
Once any fireworks have been taken on site, they must be kept in closed containers, at least 25 metres away from the firing area, until they need to be positioned and made ready for firing and cannot be left unattended at any time.
All fireworks must be checked for damage or defects before the display and any found to be damaged or defective (or suspected of being so) must be put aside and not used.
Fireworks that do not have the manufacturer's instructions printed on their casing must not be fired.
Misfires must be destroyed, or safely removed from the site in an approved portable magazine, preferably by soaking with water for at least 10 hours and then burying, but under no circumstances may misfires be burned.
Immediately after the display, all necessary follow-up measures must be taken:
Safe firing distances – aerial fireworks
Fireworks consisting of or including aerial fireworks must be so placed and fired that their trajectory is at least 10 metres distant from any:
Safe firing distances – protected works
Fireworks must not be fired within 200 metres of any place where other explosives or flammable or combustible materials are stored.
Fireworks must not be fired within 50 metres of any:
Fireworks must not be fired within 500 metres of protected works of the following kind without the approval of the owner of, or an authority responsible for, those protected works:
Permit holder is responsible for crowd control and ensuring that spectators do not gain access to any fireworks or firing areas.
Aerial fireworks or shells must not be fired so as to cross over or burst over any designated spectator or parking area.
Any area set apart for the landing of aerial fireworks or associated debris (or any area in which such fireworks or debris may reasonably be expected to land) must be free of flammable or combustible material and at least 100 metres from any designated spectator area.
Fireworks must not be fired within 10 metres of any designated spectator area.