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Explosives and Fireworks

Where: Manchester Airport, UK

When: 27/09/2017 09:15 until 27/09/2017 16:30

This course is essential for those involved with explosives and fireworks due to the changes in legislation. It will update the knowledge of those responsible for licensing stores, those operating such premises, and those enforcing the legislation relating to this specialist field.

The course examines the various legislation brought in to control the storage and sale of fireworks and explosives such as the Explosives Regulations 2014 and overarching guidance,  the Fireworks Act 2003, the Fireworks (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, the Fireworks Regulations 2004 and The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010 and those parts of the Explosives Act which had remained in force, whilst the effect of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is also considered. Examples of different types of explosives and fireworks will be used to illustrate points and gain familiarity with the subject.


Who Should Attend
Trading Standards Officers
Police Authorities
Fire Authorities
Store Managers
Health & Safety Advisors
Environmental Health Officers


Subjects covered
Explosives Regulation 2014 and overarching guidance
Interpretation; definitions; hazard types; license applications and conditions of license.
Other relevant legislation - Acquisition, Carriage, Labelling and Packaging
Safety - fire and explosion measures; separation distances; disposal of explosives; employment of young persons; unauthorised access.
Manufacture; storage license; applications; granting of licenses; local authority assent; refusals, variation and refusal; appeals; transfer; death, bankruptcy or incapacity; registers and retention of documents; defences; duties, powers and offences


Fireworks Act 2003 and the Fireworks Regulations 2004
Powers to make regulations.
Definitions; Enforcement duties - importation, licensing, possession, use.
Prohibition of possession - 1) under 18, 2) category 4; Exceptions.
Prohibition of use at night; Prohibition of excessively loud fireworks.
Licensing of suppliers; Required information.


Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 as amended (2004)
British Standard 7114; Safety requirements for category 1, 2 and 3 fireworks;
Prohibitions on supply of certain fireworks; Exceptions;
Prohibition on supply to under 18s;
Marking requirements; Prohibition on splitting packs.
Fireworks which raise special problems.
Definitions and prohibited fireworks.
The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010
Enact a EU Directive into UK law, defines types of articles, who may be supplied with which types, who enforces and changes to existing legislation

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Price includes all refreshments, lunch, course handout notes and presentation certificate.
Each delegate will receive a continued development certificate (CPD) for 6 hours.

Bespoke courses available. Contact Jane Mardell at the APEA office, details below.
Jane Mardell, APEA Business Manager
Tel: 0345 603 5507
E-mail: admin@apea.org.uk

Booking online

To book places online please use the form above to specify the number of APEA member and / or APEA non-member places you require. At the checkout you can pay by credit card or choose to pay by ‘cheque/bank transfer’ and an invoice will be raised for you if you are in the UK.

Booking Conditions

On receipt by the APEA of the training booking form, the delegate(s) booked is/are committed to attending the APEA training course and will be liable for the course fee. If a delegate place is cancelled less than 7 days before the course date and payment has not already been received by the APEA, the full course fee is payable. If payment has been made prior to the course date, no refunds are allowable unless more than 7 days notice is given to the APEA, however, an alternative delegate can be substituted.

Confirmation, joining instructions and venue details will be emailed two weeks before the course date. The APEA reserves the right to cancel and return course fees in full if any training course is under subscribed.

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