August 2017


Keeping your Pets Safe During Fireworks Displays

  With firework season fast approaching, our weekly discussion has turned to the topic of keeping your pets safe during fireworks. We all know that fireworks can be distressing for our pets, but it’s often something of an afterthought during the excitement of planning and buying fireworks for your display. The RSPCA has some solid advice on how to keep our precious pets’ safe and we’ve created a list of top picks that we think are especially important!   Keep everyone in the loop First and foremost; notifying your neighbors.... Read More


How rockets work and how to use them safely

How rockets work Rockets consist of a propellant charge contained in a cartridge or case attached to a stick, which provides stability by providing drag. The propellant is usually compacted gunpowder burning over a formed surface (most commonly a cone with a hollow centre) and the rapid rate of burn causes a large volume of gas to be quickly created and forced out of a clay, or more usually aluminium, choke or venturi.  This provides the force necessary to lift the rocket quickly into the air.  As it does so... Read More


CE fireworks – What you need to know

CE fireworks – What you need to know   The CE marking on fireworks came into effect as of  4th July 2010 under the Pyrotechnics Articles Safety Regulations 2010, and this meant that all new fireworks that were to be imported and created for sale in the European market after this date must be marked with the CE standard. However from the 4th July 2010 there was a transitional period where the previously marked BS7114  fireworks still could be sold and used up until 3rd July 2017. This transitional period was... Read More