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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 403 from 2014-02-01 to 2016-04-14:

Marginal note:Plan

  •  (1) A pyrotechnic event plan must be prepared in writing and kept for two years after the date of the pyrotechnic event. The plan must include the following information:

    • (a) the name of the pyrotechnician in charge and the number and expiry date of their fireworks operator certificate;

    • (b) a description of the site of the event, including the placement of the special effect pyrotechnics, the proximity of the audience and the location of every exit, every storage area for the pyrotechnics and every smoke detector that may be triggered by the pyrotechnics used in the event;

    • (c) the type and trade name of each special effect pyrotechnic that will be used and name of the person who obtained its authorization;

    • (d) a description of each special effect pyrotechnic;

    • (e) the anticipated height, duration and fallout effect of the effects of each special effect pyrotechnic;

    • (f) a description of the anticipated effects of each special purpose pyrotechnic;

    • (g) the method and sequence of firing the special effect pyrotechnics; and

    • (h) an assessment of the likelihood of harm to people or property resulting from the use of the special effect pyrotechnics.

  • Marginal note:Approval

    (2) The plan must be submitted to the Footnote *local authority. The written approval of the local authority to hold the pyrotechnic event must be obtained before the event takes place.

  • Marginal note:Safety meetings

    (3) Meetings must be held with the people who will participate in presenting the pyrotechnic event (for example, security guards, artists and technicians) to inform them of the special effect pyrotechnics that will be used and the safety precautions to be taken during the event. Subsequent meetings must be held if the event is changed in a way that increases the likelihood of harm to people or property resulting from the use of the pyrotechnics.

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