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Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness

BECTU vocational training

Monday, 20 January 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness

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This pyro course is the first as a partnership between BECTU and the Creative and Cultural Skills Backstage Centre in Purfleet; 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 veteran 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 JustFX 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 in 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 parking.

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 eighteen years or older to take part in this course.

For further information please contact Training Officer Kate Elliott at BECTU on kelliott@bectu.org.uk or call Kate on 020 7346 0908.

Cancellation Policy

We appreciate that when circumstances change you may no longer be able to attend a training course date you have already booked and paid for.

Whilst we will always try our best to accommodate any alterations to your plans, BECTU has a standard cancellation policy which is as follows:

  • if you notify us (phone/email) 3 full days or longer before the scheduled course date you will not be charged and will be refunded in full any course fees you have paid.
  • for any cancellation you make that is less than 3 full days before the course date, you will be charged 50% of the total course fee with 50% refunded. This is unless you can demonstrate to us extenuating circumstances.
  • if you do not attend the course and/or fail to notify us in advance you will be charged the full course fee.
  • we are unable to reimburse any non-transferable travel or accommodation expenses that may arise from a course being re-scheduled or cancelled.

BECTU reserves the right to cancel courses without liability. However, where possible, delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Do you have questions about Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness? Contact BECTU vocational training

When & Where


The Backstage Centre
High House Production Park
Vellacott Close off London Road
RM19 1RJ Purfleet
United Kingdom

Monday, 20 January 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)


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