Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Environmental Services Department in partnership with the Home Accident Prevention Group, Fire Authority, and the PSNI annually undertake a Halloween Safety Campaign to raise awareness of the potential Health & Safety risks that parents should be aware of when participating in the season’s festivities.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has outlined the following guidelines to help you stay safe around fireworks

  • Buy fireworks marked with BS 7114
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Light fireworks at arms length using a taper
  • Stand well back when fireworks are going off
  • Never go back to a lit firework
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket
  • Never throw fireworks
  • Keep pets indoors
  • Only light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
  • The use of bangers is illegal. 
  • Parents should ensure that products purchased at Halloween e.g. Halloween wigs, hats, masks and capes, are CE marked and that children are kept away from naked flames when in Halloween costumes.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is also reminding local retailers of their responsibilities. Firework retailers must register with the Department of Justice.

For further information about safety this Halloween, contact the Council’s Environmental Services Department on 028 9244 7300 or email: or contact the Department of Justice (DOJ) on 028 9076 3000 or textphone 028 9052 7668 and further information on firework safety can be found on the following websites: