Firstly, we must be clear that fireworks are classified as explosives, which means that fall under Class 1 Dangerous Goods under ADR. Class 1 Dangerous Goods covers all explosives even down to sparklers. As such, fireworks are prohibited in almost all forms of transport, including shipping companies, ferries, nearly all airlines and it also includes the Channel Tunnel.
In the UK, transport of pyrotechnics or fireworks falls under ADR, and UK’s relevant legislation, the CDG Regulations (Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Note that ADR only applies when you are transporting fireworks commercially. Private individuals can carry up to 50kg of fireworks, anything over is above the threshold for personal use.
Regular rules & practices under ADR DO NOT apply to the transportation of fireworks – neither does the limited quantities rule apply and nor does the excepted quantities rule apply. Therefore, fireworks & pyrotechnics must be transported under as fully complying with ADR and regulated as such, or transported under the small load exemption.
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