This guidance has been produced to help clubs and venue managers consider the safety management implications of the apparent increasing use of pyrotechnics (i.e. flares, smoke bombs and fireworks) at sports grounds.

It is important that staff are trained and equipped to deal safely with any pyrotechnics brought into the ground, and that spectators are also made aware of the dangers associated with discharging such devices and the potential legal consequences for them should they do so.

Following discussions with the Football Association, Football League and Premier League, we have updated our guidance to include the wider range of pyrotechnic devices.

Handling Pyrotechnics