Short Courses

Stage Pyrotechnics

This practical, one-day training course in Stage Pyrotechnics, taught by renowned industry veteran Lincoln Parkhouse, provides attendees with an overview of different pyrotechnic devices, their uses and relevant health and safety.

Duration
1 Day
Exam
no
Cost
£150 +vat
Venue
Rehearsal Arena*
  • 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

    Equipment and devices used, demonstrated or viewed during the course include products from

    • Le Maitre – ProStage
    • Skyhigh
    • Theatrical Pyrotechnics
    • Wells
    • LunaTech – PyroPak

    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, Water falls, Mines and Comets.

  • Who should attend

    Anyone with the intention of using professional stage pyrotechnics for live events.

  • Prerequisites

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

  • Included within the course

    Lunch and refreshments

*The course is delivered in the LS-Live rehearsal arena subject to studio bookings. BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® reserves the right to move the training to a different location on the Production Park site.