Consultation outcome

Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2009

This consultation was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This consultation has concluded

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Guidance on the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010

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Response to consultation on draft regulations: implementation of the directive on the placing on the market of pyrotechnic articles

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Final impact assessment: implementation of Directive 2007/23/EC placing on the market of pyrotechnic articles

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Detail of outcome

We have published informal guidance on implementing the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010, which is regularly updated. View the latest edition of the guidance.

The government response also summarises public responses to the consultation.

Original consultation

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Summary

Seeks feedback on implementing in the UK the EC Directive on the placing on the market of pyrotechnic articles.

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Consultation description

The Directive aims to harmonise safety standards for pyrotechnics across the EU, but allows Member States to retain their existing prohibitions and restrictions on particular categories of fireworks. We propose to implement using secondary legislation in the form of the attached draft Regulations, the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2009 which will replace the Fireworks Safety Regulations 1997 as amended.

Proposals reflect discussions held with stakeholders and help identify key concerns and issues that should be addressed. The consultation invites views on the draft regulations and what practical advice users would like in the guidance which will accompany them.

We are seeking views on the retention of the existing age limits for the purchase of fireworks and on the definitions of ‘persons with specialist knowledge’.