Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 406 from 2014-02-01 to 2016-04-14:


Marginal note:Manufacturer’s instructions

  •  (1) The manufacturer’s instructions for setting up and firing the special effect pyrotechnics must be followed.

  • Marginal note:Firing unit

    (2) Only the pyrotechnician in charge, or a person designated by the pyrotechnician in charge, may have access to the firing unit.

  • Marginal note:Physical keying device

    (3) The pyrotechnician in charge, or a person designated by the pyrotechnician in charge, must have control of any physical keying device at all times.

  • Marginal note:Safety interlock

    (4) The firing unit must be equipped with a safety interlock that has at least two steps.

  • Marginal note:Extraneous electricity

    (5) Precautions that minimize the likelihood of extraneous electricity igniting an electric match must be taken.

  • Marginal note:Device attached to body

    (6) Any device that is used to contain special effect pyrotechnics and is hand-held or attached to a person’s body must be equipped with a firing system that has two switches.

  • Marginal note:Connecting to power supply

    (7) A firing unit must not be connected to a power supply except during a test of circuit continuity or immediately before a special effect pyrotechnic is to be fired. The circuit continuity tester must be current-limited and intrinsically safe so as to eliminate the possibility of an ignition of any pyrotechnic.

  • Marginal note:Devices

    (8) Any device that is used to contain special effect pyrotechnics must be

    • (a) designed and manufactured to prevent fragmentation or distortion of the device;

    • (b) designed and manufactured to prevent or contain fragmentation of the pyrotechnics;

    • (c) mounted so as to prevent any change in position or direction when used;

    • (d) positioned and secured in a manner that minimizes the likelihood of harm to people and property; and

    • (e) maintained in good condition.

  • Marginal note:Damaged pyrotechnics

    (9) Special effect pyrotechnics that are damaged, leaking, damp or contaminated must not be used.

  • Marginal note:No firing

    (10) A special effect pyrotechnic must not be fired if a circumstance occurs that could increase the likelihood of harm to people or property.

  • Marginal note:Postponing or stopping event

    (11) A pyrotechnic event must be postponed or stopped if unfavourable weather conditions develop, a special effect pyrotechnic malfunctions or any other circumstance occurs that could increase the likelihood of harm to people or property.

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