Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course

Le Maitre will be hosting a one-day Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course on Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Held at the Backstage Centre in Purfleet, Essex, this course is a practical training course in stage pyrotechnics, taught by Lincoln Parkhouse, a well-known and leading industry practitioner. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Training at the end of the course and will qualify for one year’s membership of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians.

A typical course provides an overview of different pyrotechnic devices, their uses and the relevant health & safety information. During the course there are a number of live demonstrations as well as lessons in series wiring, risk assessment and flame proofing. As part of the afternoon session, participants get hands-on and get to set up and ignite their own pyrotechnic devices.

Topics Covered

  • Workshop presentations
  • Live device demonstrations
  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • An observation exercise
  • Delegates pressing buttons
  • History
  • Accidents
  • Flame proofing
  • Maroons & Concussions - bomb tanks
  • Flashpots
  • Jets & Gerbs
  • Series wiring
  • Testing
  • Paperwork
  • Law
  • Storage
  • HSE Competent Authority Documents
  • Risk assessments
  • Material safety data - COSHH
  • Transport emergency cards - TREM

Who should attend the Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course?
The course is ideal for lighting professionals, students, community theatre technicians, venue staff, health & safety practitioners, fire and local authority officers and anyone interested in the entertainment industry who may need to work with pyrotechnics.

About the tutor
Lincoln Parkhouse is the Director of Just FX and one of the founding members of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians.

Cost
The cost of the course is £150 +VAT and includes lunch and refreshments.

Venue
The Backstage Centre, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Off London Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1RJ
Getting to the Backstage Centre

Times
The course runs from 9.30am to 5.00pm

Booking
Email Elaine Frost at Le Maitre Ltd or call 020 8646 2222.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.