Should Manufacturers Issue A Comprehensive Firing Order And Safety Instructions In Selection Boxes?

Discussion in 'Anthonys Thought of the Day' started by Anthony, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I've noticed TNT putting a firing order list and safety instructions in selection boxes and packs to help get the best from your purchase and fire your selection safely with a little safety tip at the end on wearing safety glasses gloves and earplugs while firing your selection box/pack fireworks. Would it be good for other manufacturers to follow suit with similar instructions? The firework code on it's own has been around for many years and just offers very basic advice indeed; it does not even mention essential spectator safety distances for different categories of consumer firework, the essential use of ppe for firing (where that is necessary), the need to firmly secure fireworks in place where needed nor does it cover the increased hazard of todays better more powerful fireworks under the new EN14035 standard that are here (and that will eventually replace BS7114 in time).
  2. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    If I wore ear plugs I wouldn't be able to hear all the crackle and bang Sir Anthony :sparkler:;)
  3. The Judge

    The Judge Galactic Firework Addict

    Why stop there? I think they should fire them for us too, so long as there's at least some sort of note in the box to tell us how good they were!
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  4. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    So please everyone, wear your PPE.....:)

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  5. PyroBoris

    PyroBoris Galactic Firework Addict

    "Should Manufacturers Issue A Comprehensive Firing Order And Safety Instructions In Selection Boxes?"

    No
  6. Fleascool

    Fleascool Galactic Firework Addict

    I don't wear PPE.
    I use motorbike gloves and a long sleeve cotton jacket or shirt.
    If the space is confined I'll wear my motorbike helmet as well.

    However, if it's a large selection box, then a firing order could be useful to some people. Personally I like making my own list and trying to work out what will go well and when.
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  7. john20000

    john20000 Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    they should have safety instructions , but no need for a firing order in selection boxes , as it usually goes , firework 1 crap , firework 2 well that was nice but still crap , firework 3 whoooa crap.. etc ,, by giving a firing order wont make it any better.. just light them as you pull them out of the box , and give the wheel to someone else to take home and do...
    just my opinion :)
  8. john20000

    john20000 Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    but saying that ,I am still going to get a box for the kids ;)
  9. Graham452

    Graham452 Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    I think a bit of extra safety wouldn't go a miss, but I cant help feel that the people who end up having accidents are the people who don't bother reading these things anyway.

    As for a firing order, some of the smaller boxes I've used in the past wouldn't benefit from it, imo. Too many poor-average fireworks. Some medium sized boxes may benefit some consumers though. I think we most people, there is an element of enjoyment in putting together a firing order themselves.
  10. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Galactic Firework Guru

    Very good point....
  11. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    Yep, the idiots who had certain fireworks banned from total mis-use......:rage:
  12. Graham452

    Graham452 Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    I remember when I was a kid, I went round to mates for a display, typical supermarket box, and they took a roman candle out of the box and proceeded to nail it to the fence. They didn't read anything, or even pay attention to what they were doing. Lit the firework and retreated. It was upside down. The surrounding garden went up in no time!
  13. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    Not good dude, your mate wasn't mario balotelli by any chance?
  14. Graham452

    Graham452 Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    No. The bathroom survived unscathed ;)

    It just proves that some people don't even take notice of how they are using a firework, never mind using PPE, proper distances etc.
  15. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    Yep, pyro lovers like ourselves get branded the same as the idiots who mis-use these Roman candles or rockets etc, which is crap,
  16. wizzpop

    wizzpop Guest

    Sir Anthony :sparkler: for people like us fireworks control us and take over us and many off hour is spent trying to work out our fireing plan and what come next and planning Is spent for months before, however that being said if I was clueless about fireworks a good safety gide and a fireing plan would not go a miss and would help people out :)
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