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  • Full CE conformity, 5th July 2017

    12 March 2017
    BS and CE Fireworks The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010, came into force 4th July 2010 (this included Category F1, F2 and F3 fireworks) excepting part 3 (Category F4 fireworks and pyrotechnic articles) that came into force 4th July 2013. The Regulation gave notice that fireworks...
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  • HSE directives April 2016

    27 April 2016
    Explosives Regulations 2016 and CAD essentials Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 come into force
    The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (ERAR2016) came into force in Great Britain (GB) on 20th April 2016 and implement the recast of the civil...
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  • May News

    12 May 2015
    May News Industry Guidance (INDG476) 2015 - Storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely HSE published in February 2015 and available to download on the HSE web site or the Illuminate web library (subscriber access)
    This accompanies the existing HSE publication INDG407 - Storing and...
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  • Explosives Legislative Review - November 2014 Update

    22 November 2014
    ER2014: publication of draft subsector guidance for familiarisation and comment HSE has been working with a variety of industry groups to produce more detailed guidance specific to each subsector; its aim being to provide guidance on specific approaches to control. This guidance has now been...
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  • INDG407 (2014) – Storing and selling fireworks safely

    15 October 2014
    HSE have revised and issued the industry guidance INDG407 – Storing and selling fireworks safely INDG407 (2014) – Storing and selling fireworks safely
    This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells fireworks. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also...
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  • The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014)

    15 October 2014
    The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014.
    The main changes to the regulatory framework affecting fireworks include: • Merging registrations into the licensing system • Allowing local authorities to issue licences up to 5 years, aligning...
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  • Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER2014)

    27 August 2014
    The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) will come into force on 1 October 2014. HSE has been working with stakeholders since 2010 to review existing health and safety related explosives legislation. One of the key aims of that review has been to consolidate, modernise, and, where...
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  • M279, Carriage of UN 0335 and UN 0336 fireworks

    10 August 2014
    M279, Carriage of UN 0335 and UN 0336 fireworks Multilateral Agreement M212 expires on 19 August 2014 but has been replaced, in advance, by M279.
    This has been countersigned by the Competent Authority of Norway and comes into effect 29 July 2014, expiring 19 August 2019. Chapter 1.5 of ADR...
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  • Important news about DVSA (formally VOSA)

    16 July 2014
    Important news about DVSA (formally VOSA) The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) closed on 31 March 2014.
    It has been replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was an executive agency of the Department for...
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  • Launch of the new Purple Guide

    18 March 2014
    The new Purple Guide will be launched at the House of Commons today (Tuesday March 18) and will be available online immediately afterwards at www.thepurpleguide.co.uk Initially 23 chapters are being published with further chapters being added over the summer. Consideration will then be given to...
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  • Full CE conformity, 5th July 2017

    Date: 12 March 2017
    BS and CE Fireworks The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010, came into force 4th July 2010 (this included Category F1, F2 and F3 fireworks) excepting part 3 (Category F4 fireworks and... Read more
  • HSE directives April 2016

    Date: 27 April 2016
    Explosives Regulations 2016 and CAD essentials Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 come into force
    The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016...
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