The Safety of Fireworks

Workplace Safety California

Inquire, it is possible that your community will present a show organized by competent professionals. If you decide to hold a show at home by buying fireworks sold to consumers everywhere, remember that the majority of injuries occur as a result of poor handling and inattention to safety .

Regulations are not enough to protect the public. Personal responsibility and awareness of the dangers of pyrotechnics must go hand in hand.


  • Observe the laws and regulations on the use of pyrotechnic parts.
  • Purchase your fireworks from a reliable source that sells products that meet safety standards.
  • Avoid buying illegal fireworks, and do not attempt to make your own fireworks.


Setting up

  • Read the instructions. It is worth repeating: Read the instructions, warnings and warnings for each room.
  • Store unused fireworks in a closed box held away from the room you are trying to light, and do not smoke when you are near fireworks.
  • Choose a location outside, in an open place. Light the pyrotechnic parts on a hard, flat and level surface to ensure they are stable.
  • Watch for the direction of the wind and make sure it blows in the opposite direction to the spectators.
  • Spectators should be at least 25 feet away from the show, making sure to monitor children closely.
  • Have a bucket of sand, water and a fire extinguisher that works.


Fireworks Show 

  • Only adults 18 years of age or older should handle fireworks. If you are impaired (by alcohol or drugs), do not handle pyrotechnics.
  • Only light one pyrotechnic piece at a time.
  • Wear safety goggles and gloves. Keep a certain distance when you turn on a pyrotechnic piece, then move away.
  • Never lean on pyrotechnics and keep your hair and clothing away from fire sources.
  • Never attempt to re-ignite a pyrotechnic part that has not burst or is defective.
  • Never hold a burning pyrotechnic piece in your hand.


Safe disposal

  • The sparkers should be placed in a bucket of sand to bring down the temperature once they have finished burning, as it takes some time before their temperature drops.
  • Ensure that fireworks are stored safely and properly.

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