BS7114 vs European Standard for fireworks, safety distance differences

Discussion in 'Anthonys Thought of the Day' started by Anthony, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I was trawling one or two internet firework pages and on one I found ESCO Fireworks Mardi Gras selection box being advertised with a 15m safety distance! Is this indifference of what is acceptable under our BS7114 standards for safety distances etc and what is acceptable under European Standards for fireworks in terms of safety distances going to be eventually be superseded totally by the european standards for cat2 and cat3 outdoor fireworks?

    European Standards on the continent apparently specify
    8m for garden fireworks
    and 15m for display fireworks
    whereas our BS7114 part 2 1988 specifies
    5m for garden fireworks
    and 25m for display fireworks.

    Could Brightstar/ESCO be starting to implement the new European Standard on their fireworks to get a head start on other companies following suit eventually when it becomes the norm? Seems like they are quietly slipping it in.
  2. Big Gay Tony

    Big Gay Tony Galactic Firework Guru

    I don't know much about British Standards..............

    But take a look at Godfather 1..2..3.... Safety distance on those fireworks is 35metres...not 25metres..!!!


    I should know i have two sets of them to fire :):)
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    35m eh? Interesting! I wonder whether that is just a misprint or the manufacturer has deliberately put it on as a safety precaution due to power/size of it? Fireworks that eject and/or produce fallout outside what is expected for a Cat3 display firework wouldnt be allowed on general consumer sale and would automatically go to Cat4 professional class. I have never seen cat3 display fireworks on sale with a 35m viewing distance on the label-thats new to me lol:)
  4. neutron bomb

    neutron bomb Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    ive had lots of europeon fireworks they are brilliant fireworks they are alot louder quicker fireing and are also safe.just typical u.k HEALTH AND SAFTY crap being over the top we have the toughest firework law in the world wont be long till they tottaly ban fireworks in the u.k give in 10 years and only displays will be allowed
  5. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I dont think the govt will ban retail fireworks with the threat of blackmarket sales taking over, why would they? Its the biggest understatement of the year! And impossible to enforce too. ;););)
  6. neutron bomb

    neutron bomb Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    you say that but look at tobbaco i dont smoke but its getting ridiculas behind the white blank sliding doors
  7. Spyro

    Spyro Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    it could be FAR worse!
  8. neutron bomb

    neutron bomb Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    it could be but give it time and it will be there
  9. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

  10. neutron bomb

    neutron bomb Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    because the country is full of whingers theres to many now dog owners old misserys etc.you read the local papper few days after bonfire night.it will be somthing like dogwalkers talk about the nusence fireworks going of locally.without fail i always read this stupid storys of these people moaning and theres a big picture of 75 year old betty sitting in her chair holding her bruzied arm of which she fell of her chair when a firework went of scared the life out of her and the paper will always state it was a large illegal firework.all im saying is to many complaints will lead to something to happen.same as when theres to many accidents on roads they HAVE to put a speed camera
  11. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    Getting back to the original post(and thank you for pushing the topic off tangent neutron bomb), some european companies who sell consumer fireworks recommend 15m spectator distance from their multishots and larger items and if Brightstar/ESCO are implementing this as part of their european standard introduction on midsized items, then it could only be a matter of time before this is (and indeed becomes the norm), on more products. :)

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