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Pyrotechnic Safety Awareness                                                

Thursday 18 May 2017.

The Backstage Centre, Purfleet, Essex

This pyro course is a partnership between BECTU and the Backstage Centre in Purfleet part of Creative and Cultural Skills and we are hoping to bring you futher technical training and skills in the near future.

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 the relevant health and safety. Lincoln is also the founding member of the The Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians which is a UK administered organisation for people working with stage pyrotechnics. 

Tutor Lincoln Parkhouse is the Director of Just FX and one of the founding members of the ASP; his knowledge and experience is second to none. Completion of the course will guarantee you membership to the ASP, which will enable you to share information and dialogue with other technicians, operators and managers on best practice for using pyrotechnics in stage entertainment. 

During the Stage Pyrotechnics training course there will be a number of live device demonstrations as well as lessons in series wiring, risk assessment and flame proofing. The equipment and devices used, demonstrated and viewed during the course will include products from Le Maitre, Skyhigh, Theatrical Pyrotechnics, Wells and LunaTech. As part of the afternoon session participants will be able to put their new skills to the test by setting up and igniting pyrotechnic devices on the main stage at the Backstage Centre.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and are included in the cost of the course.

Full directions to get to the Backstage Centre both by car and public transport. NB there is plenty of free parking.

Have a look here to get an idea of what the course is all about.

This course is a BECTU recognised Operational Pyrotechnic Safety Awareness course and on completion validates the BECTU Public Liability Insurance cover for a member to work at theatrical and live events using stage pyrotechnic devices.

You must be aged eighteen years or over to take part in this course.

The cost is £150 discounted to £100 for BECTU members and £125 for students and trainees. This includes VAT.

To book your place go here

For further information please contact Training Officer, Kate Elliott at BECTU on or call Kate on 020 7346 0908.