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JULY 2017




ABTT Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (Brierly Hill Civic Hall, Dudley, July 2017)


Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (in association with ASP/Just FX)

New Price For ABTT Members

Download and complete the course PDF here Summer School Pyrotechnics 16 July 2017 One Day Course.

Date: Sunday 16 July 2017

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Venue: Brierley Hill Civic Hall, Bank Street, Dudley, DY5 3DH

Costs: £100 + VAT  ABTT members – £185 + VAT non members  (Join as a ABTT member online here)

We are pleased to be able to offer another opportunity to attend this very popular Pyrotechnics Course and to cover operational safety which includes hands-on demonstrations of many pyrotechnic effects. The course is ideal for lighting professionals, students, community theatre technicians, indeed anyone in the entertainment industry who may need to work with Pyrotechnics. The course will provide delegates with an opportunity to update and familiarise themselves with current and forthcoming UK/EU legislation. The course is also an ideal refresher for technicians who have to produce certificates of awareness, to keep themselves ‘In date’. All participants will receive a comprehensive set of notes and subject to satisfactory completion of the course, each candidate will receive a certificate, signed by the tutor, and automatic enrolment with the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians register. (Please note that smoke and noise will be generated during the day). Topics covered include:

  • Workshop presentation
  • Live device demonstrations
  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • An Observation exercise
  • Delegates pressing buttons
  • History
  • Accidents
  • Flame Proofing
  • Maroons & Concussion
  • Fragmentation Tanks (Bomb tanks)
  • Flashpots
  • Jets, Gerbs, Robotics, Comets, Mines
  • Series/Parallel Wiring
  • Testing
  • Paperwork
  • Law
  • Storage
  • Transport
  • HSE Competent Authority Documents
  • Risk Assessments
  • Material Safety Data information

Tutor: Lincoln Parkhouse of Just FX


Brierley Hill Civic Hall, Bank Street, Dudley, DY5 3DH