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Dangerous chemicals and fireworks

Dangerous chemicals refer to substances and products that are

  • fire or explosion hazards
  • hazardous to health
  • dangerous to the environment

The purpose of the regulations and control concerning the handling of dangerous chemicals is to prevent and avert the possible personal, environmental or property damages caused by the production, use, transport, storage or other handling of dangerous chemicals and explosives.

The operator is responsible for the appropriate handling of dangerous chemicals and explosives and for following their safety requirements. The term operator here refers to a legal person or a natural person, who, for example, manufactures, sells, stores, packs, distributes, holds, retains, uses or in some other way handles a dangerous chemical.

The rescue authorities monitor

  • the storing of dangerous chemicals
  • the small-scale industrial handling and storage of dangerous chemicals
  • storage of fireworks, in connection to their sales
  • private use of fireworks

The notifications related to dangerous chemicals and fireworks are delivered 

by email to
(chemical notifications, notifications concerning the storage of fireworks, in connection to their sales)
chemical notifications related to public events
notification of special effects use (digital notification form)
notification of a private fireworks display (digital notification form)


by mail to

The City of Helsinki
Rescue Department / chemical control
PO Box 112 
00099 The City of Helsinki

Contact information concerning chemical control