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In Topic: Pyro Law

30 September 2007 - 09:49 PM

Bright star:

Thanks this was a reply I was wanting. Yes we have a company (HSL) that we hire lighting and sound equipment off of. They come in occasionally before shows to put up lights we hire etc as we don't have anyone at the moment with insurance to work at heights. They sell Pyro cartridges aswell.

They are actually coming in this Thursday to give us training in Lighting and Sound even though we know what we are doing just to give some extra pointers. I will ask them about Pyro safety. I have read for hours on end about what to do, I have even already done a preliminary pyro risk assesment for our show. I will get them to have a look at our papers and ask for any extra info. Thanks

In Topic: Pyro Law

30 September 2007 - 04:06 PM

scjb: I understand, obviously you are not going to say go for it but I was just wondering about the legal side.

Arthur: I have seen that video and I can assure you that if we do do pyros, they will never be that close to anything and IF we do have pyros, then we will all (crew) have to be 110% sure nothing is affecting the pyros or anything bad could happen and ONLY then would the pyrotechnician fire.

I have the manual now, just got it. Easier to ask than to sift through loads of rubbish to find it but this one wasn't too hard!

In Topic: Pyro Law

30 September 2007 - 11:36 AM

Thanks so the MS is like a checklist containing what is done before the show, for each effect, loading, fire prevention, etc etc

So if a person under 18 handled and fired pyros under the supervision of a competent person over 18 who was clear with pyros and knew what they were doing, this would be OK. Sorry If I am being a bit dumb, just like to get this clear! The person over 18 will be responsible for everything e.g. signing RA and if anything was to go wrong, they would get the blame.

Just another question for anyone who has used a Le Maitre pyroflash 6/24 controller.

If I have one cable going from channel 1 going to a double pod, then a cable going from that pod to another double pod, so 4 effects in total possible. Say I want to fire one effect from each pod, how is this done because as I understand it, I would hit the red channel 1 button to on, then choose option A and option C at the same time which is not possible. Do I need to use separate channels for each pod to do this?

In Topic: Pyro Law

30 September 2007 - 09:29 AM

Arthur brown:

Thanks. When you refer to MS, do you mean MSER or MSDS?? Also, do you know where I can find a template for MSDS and what it should contain. I have a safety data sheet from Le Maitre which is basically MSDS but does not say about chemical properties.

So, Under 18's can't store them or be in charge of storing them but they can do everything else e.g. handle and fire them?? I know this is obviously against manufacturers regulations and we are having a competent over 18 firing and handling them who has worked with stage pyros before.

In Topic: Buying Potassium Nitrate, sulphur, visco fuse, flyingfish

03 March 2007 - 10:27 PM

I just started this topic as new members like myself, find it useful to have one post with many different places to find items rather than trawling through all the old posts. Although, now I have had time to do so, I thought if people wanted a quick answer, it might help.