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Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Articles (Scotland) Bill: fairer Scotland duty assessment

A Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA for the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill.


Footnotes

1. Membership included: Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, Local Authority Licensing, Trading Standards, Scottish Community Safety Network, British Pyrotechnics Association, British Fireworks Association, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde / Care of Burns in Scotland, Veterans Scotland and Community Representatives.

2. While all fireworks are pyrotechnic products, the Bill uses the terms "fireworks" and "pyrotechnics" as distinct categories, in line with existing legislation. The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 sets out which pyrotechnic articles may be made available on the market in the United Kingdom, and how these must be categorised by manufacturers. Fireworks must be categorised as either F1, F2, F3 or F4 products, and it is intended that any pyrotechnic articles intended for entertainment purposes shall be categorised as a firework, including pyrotechnic articles intended for entertainment and another purpose.

3. The survey sought to better understand how many firework displays take place in different local authority areas, what processes are in place locally around organising public fireworks displays, to gain an insight into what kind of guidance local authorities feel would helpful. 22 local authorities responded.

4. Evaluation of Firework Related Harm in Scotland: https://www.cobis.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Evaluation-of-firework-related-harm-in-Scotland-October-2020-1.pdf

5. The Picture of Anti-Social Behaviour in Scotland (safercommunitiesscotland.org)

6. Supporters' Direct National Football Survey: http://www.supporters-direct.scot/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/survey-pdf.pdf

7. Fireworks legislation and impacts: international evidence review - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

8. Fireworks regulations - impact: case studies - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

9. Other measures introduced included mandatory wearing of safety goggles for firework users, time restrictions on use on New Year's Eve, minimum age of 18 and prohibition of certain fireworks.

10. Membership included: Police Scotland, SFRS, Scottish Ambulance Service, Local Authority Licensing, Trading Standards, Scottish Community Safety Network, British Pyrotechnics Association, British Fireworks Association, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde / Care of Burns in Scotland, Veterans Scotland and Community Representatives.

Contact

Email: fireworks@gov.scot

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