Explosives and Fireworks Stansted Airport 4th October 2024

£310.00 - Non Member Prices
£260.00 - Member price

This course is essential for those involved with explosives and fireworks.

9 Places Available

1 Places Booked


At a glance


Friday, 04 October 2024


9:15am - 4:30pm

Key Contact:

Jane Mardell


Stansted Airport


This course is essential for those involved with explosives and fireworks. It will inform and update those persons responsible for the licensing of explosives 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 Fireworks Act 2003, The Fireworks Regulations 2004, The Explosives Regulations 2014 and The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015. The effect of The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is also considered. The differences between types of explosives and fireworks will be used to illustrate points and gain familiarity with the subject.



Novotel Hotel
Round Coppice Road
London Stansted Airport
CM24 1SF
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Who Should Attend

  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Local Authority Licensing Officers
  • Police Authorities
  • Fire Authorities
  • Store Managers
  • Health & Safety Advisors
  • Environmental Health Officers


Subjects Covered

  • Explosives Regulations 2014 and Guidance Documents
  • Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety Regulations) 2015 and guidance, interpretation and definitions
  • Hazard types and hazard divisions
  • Other relevant legislation – Acquisition, Carriage, Labelling and Packaging Safety
  • Prevention of Fire and explosion measures
  • Separation distances
  • Disposal of explosives
  • Sale to young persons
  • Unauthorised access
  • Manufacture
  • Storage licences Applications Grant of licences Local authority assent
  • Refusals and variation
  • Appeals
  • Transfer Death, bankruptcy or incapacity
  • Registers and retention of documents
  • Duties and Powers
  • Offences and Defences
  • Licensing of suppliers
  • All year-round licensing, possession and use.
  • Prohibition of possession – Age restrictions: Categories F1, F2 and F3. Professional use of F4
  • Prohibition of use at night
  • Prohibition of excessively loud fireworks and other banned fireworks
  • Practical enforcement guidance
  • Required reading, Explosives Regulations 2014 Guidance on Regulations – Fireworks in retail premise


Additional information

  • 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 are available.

On the day

Day 1

0915 Reception and coffee

0930 Introduction & Overview

  • Brief outline of various legislation relating to explosives and fireworks
  • Explanation of the handouts.

0945 – 1030 Safety Requirements

  • The Explosives Regulation 2014 and overarching guidance
  • Interpretation and definitions
  • Risk Assessments – general principles
  • Fire & Explosion Measures
  • Separation Distances
  • Disposal of Explosives

1030 Break

1045 Licensing & Registration

  • Explosives Regulation 2014 and overarching guidance (continued)
  • Local authority assent
  • Licence requirements
  • Refusals of licenses
  • Storage requirements at licensed premises
  • Defences, Prohibitions
  • Powers & Offences

1230 Lunch break

1300 Other relevant Legislation

  • Fireworks Act 2003 and the Fireworks Regulations 2004
  • Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

1415 Break

1430 Other relevant Legislation (continued)

  • The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015
  • Prohibitions on supply of certain fireworks

1530 2 x Workshop Exercises – Identifying problems during an inspection at licensed premises

1615 Open forum – final opportunity for questions

1630 Course concludes