EN 15947-5:2022

Pyrotechnic articles - Fireworks, Categories F1, F2 and F3 - Part 5: Requirements for construction and performance EN 15947-5:2022

Publication date:   Feb 15, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 5, 2022


CEN/TC 212 Pyrotechnic articles

European Norm

71.100.30   Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks



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This document specifies requirements for construction and performance of firework and primary packs and selection packs. It is applicable to firework of the categories F1, F2 and F3 as defined by Article 6 Paragraph (1) clause (a) subclause (i) to (iii) of Directive 2013/29/EU.
This document is not applicable for fireworks containing detonative explosives other than black powder or flash composition or pyrotechnic composition that includes any of the following substances:
- arsenic or arsenic compounds;
- hexachlorobenzene;
- lead or lead compounds;
- mixtures containing a mass fraction of chlorates greater than 80 %;
- mixtures of chlorates with metals;
- mixtures of chlorates with red phosphorus (except when used in Christmas crackers, party poppers or snaps);
- mixtures of chlorates with potassium hexacyanoferrate (II);
- mixtures of chlorates with sulphur (these mixtures are allowed for friction heads only);
- mixtures of chlorates with sulphides;
- mercury compounds;
- nitrocellulose with a mass fraction of nitrogen of more than 12,6 %.
- picrates or picric acid;
- potassium chlorate with a mass fraction of bromates greater than 0,15 %;
- sulphur with an acidity, expressed in mass fraction of sulphuric acid, greater than 0,002 %;
- white phosphorus;
- zirconium with a particle size of less than 40 µm.
This document does not apply to fireworks intended to be kept or used at temperatures below −20 °C or above 50 °C.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2013/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles (recast)

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EN 15947-5:2015


EN 15947-5:2022
60.60 Standard published
Oct 5, 2022