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JUNE 2018




ABTT Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham)

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

Download and complete the Pyrotechnics Awareness Course

Date: Saturday 30th June 2018

Time: 9.30am start


The Old Rep Theatre,

45 Station Street,


B5 4DY


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

How to get there:

The confirmed attendees will need to use the Stage Door in Hinckley Street, at the rear of the theatre.

Click here to see how best to get to the venue!


The Old Rep Theatre,
45 Station Street,
B5 4DY