ABTT ISG Bronze Member, Stage Electrics host Stage Pyrotechnics Training

30 July 2019

ABTT Industry Supporters’ Group Bronze Member, Stage Electrics are hosting Stage Pyrotechnics training this September at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.

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This practical, one-day training course in Stage Pyrotechnics, taught by renowned industry practitioner, Lincoln Parkhouse, provides attendees with an overview of different pyrotechnic devices, their uses, and relevant health and safety. The course will run from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Topics Covered:

  • Workshop presentations
  • Live Device demonstrations
  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • An observation exercise
  • Delegates pressing buttons
  • History of pyrotechnics
  • Flame Proofing
  • Maroons & Concussion
  • Bomb Tanks
  • Flashpots
  • Jets and Gerbs
  • Series Wiring
  • Testing
  • Law
  • Storage
  • HSE Competent
  • Authority Documentation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Material Safety Data – COSHH
  • Transport Emergency Cards – TREM


After lunch, delegates are separated into small groups and provided with control systems and pyrotechnic devices and required to set up and ignite the effects in a “not too serious competitive” manner to demonstrate their ability and understanding of the safety issues referred to in the morning session. Three points being awarded for correct ignition and control of devices and 10 points for igniting something belonging to another group! We are sure you get the idea!

Towards the end of the afternoon session, we reunite the separated groups to work together to provide a small presentation using professional devices including Grid Rockets, Flames, Airbursts, Saxon Wheels, Waterfalls, Mines and Comets.

You need to be at least 18 to attend this course but no prior experience is necessary.

All lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to apply see here.