New regulations regarding TEPs
In light of a Government review of the future safe disposal of Time Expired Pyrotechnics (TEP’s), Her Majesty’s Coastguard will ONLY accept small quantities (up to 12 items) of TEP’s from personal callers to your local Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC).
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has implemented new policy which has reduced the number of qualified Staff available to provide this valuable customer service. To ensure we can maintain an appropriate level of service we have to manage your requirement against our available resources.
THIS SERVICE IS BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY
Call 02392 552100 to arrange an appointment on the next available date to handover your TEP’s at the MRCC. Please do not turn up unannounced, we will not be able to accept your TEP’s.
Commercial organisations are not entitled to this service and should therefore seek commercial disposal routes.
Ensure your TEP’s are kept in a safe storage place;
Ensure your TEP’s can be transferred to the MRCC in the safest possible manner, using the original container if available;
Always point your TEP’s in a safe direction, never at anyone;
Ensure you always handle TEP’s with care, using gloves if possible;Damaged, split, heavily rusted or seeping TEP’s should not be handled, PLEASE CALL FOR FURTHER ADVICE;
Do not let children carry TEP’s on your behalf;
Only drop off TEP’s at the pre-arranged times;
If in doubt please call – 02392 552100
PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF YOUR TEP’s ILLEGALLY OR FIRE THEM OFF!
IT’S AGAINST THE LAW.
Thank you for your kind support and understanding.