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JULY 2016




ABTT Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, July 2016)

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

Download and complete the course PDF here Summer School Pyrotechnics 17 July 2016 One Day Course.

Date: Sunday 17 July

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry   CV4 7AL

Costs: £120 ABTT members – £150 – non members + vat   (Join as a ABTT member online here)

As part of ABTT’s summer training programme, we are running once again this very popular Pyrotechnics Course 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 registers. (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


Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick,
Gibbet Hill Rd,
Coventry, CV4 7AL