Before you book a fire performance
or pyrotechnics show, we advise that you ask the provider for
a Code of Practice on safety procedures.
A Code of Practice should cover the supply of safety personnel and fire
control equipment. You must also request
proof of public liability insurance that covers you and the general
Dance Company guarantee the supply of licensed pyrotechnicians, Code of
Practice, insurance coverage, site checks, safety equipment & staff,
back-up support and OH&S assessments; as necessary
for every booking.
can be deceiving. FireWorks is about serious performance, safety and
success and has an unrivalled and unblemished record to support that
claim. Our impressive history of major events, extensive client list and
vast experience in major venues, supports our claim to being Australia's
longest established, most successful and
respected fire performance troupe.
For an assessment of your venues suitability to host a fire
performance or pyrotechnic display, ask the FireWorks crew for an expert
Nothing beats a
fire show for hard-hitting impact that gets the audience’s adrenalin running.
But… remember that even though a fire show is an inspirational choice for
entertainment, you need to take several considerations and requirements in to
Naturally, the presence of flame
brings up safety issues. So, getting into the nitty-gritty of whom, where and
how is important to address; before deciding to book a fire performance. The
following information equips you with the knowledge to make an informed choice
about your fire performance. A list of relevant concerns are provided to address any misconceptions and anxiety that comes with such a decision.
Armed with this
information you’re more likely to receive entertainment that’s safe, successful
Industry standard $20 million
cover is provided for all participants. Fire performance and/or
pyrotechnic displays are potentially hazardous to person and property.
Liability is be covered by the performer or pyrotechnician.
measures- Various fire
control methods and personnel are on stand-by throughout a fire
performance and/or pyrotechnic display. Protective matting, covers and
buffer zones are provided if required. Extinguishing equipment is on
stand-by throughout a fire performance and/or pyrotechnic display.
safety staff- For
indoor and high-risk performance situations, trained safety staff are
supplied to deal with any fire hazard or crowd control issues. They will
act if any hazard arises during a fire performance and/or pyrotechnic
Fire performance and/or
pyrotechnic displays require a buffer to ensure crowd safety. Fire
performances require a minimum 3 metre buffer and pyrotechnic displays require
anything between 3 to 100 metres buffer depending on the effect used.
The appropriate buffers will be enforced before a performance and/or
display activities begin.
A site check is the best way to
identify whether a venue is suitable or needs modification. This is
applicable to indoor performances in particular. A site check is
performed to assess and eliminate any identifiable hazards.
Health and Safety Risk Assessment-
Where required an OH&S
Assessment may need to be submitted before approval of a performance
and/or pyrotechnics display. FireWorks Dance Co. is experienced in assessing,
completing and submitting the necessary documents.
Dance Co. fully adheres to government authority regulations in regards
to fire performance and/or pyrotechnic displays.
A venue’s approval and co-operation is vital to ensure that arrangements
progress smoothly and easily. Venue approval will always be sort and concerns
accommodated if possible. However venue approval is not guaranteed and must be
in place before any booking can be finalized.
A venue should have adequate
ceiling height, clear available space and be away from traffic areas for the
proposed performance and/or display. An assessment of each venue on its own
merits will be made to verify venues suitability.
Smoke detectors or
alarms- Many smoke
detectors connect to sprinkler systems and can be activated during a performance
and/or display. Also some systems connect to the local fire fighting service and
false alarms can incur a hefty fine. Smoke detectors will be isolated or turned
off to ensure that no false alarms occur. In the event it is required, the local
fire brigade will be notified of the proposed activities and location and in the
case of an emergency, alerted.
Some smoke may be produced during a fire performance and/or pyrotechnic
display. Air-conditioning or open windows and doors will be used if ventilation
concerns arise. The smaller the venue, the greater the need for ventilation.
A proposed indoor fire performance and/or pyrotechnic display will only
occur if the area is clear of drapery, furnishings and other potentially
flammable items. Potentially hazardous fixtures or furnishings will be removed
from the area, especially if the item is at risk of fire damage.
Fire performance and/or pyrotechnic displays are highly weather
dependent. Strong wind and hot conditions may place person and property
at risk of fire damage. An indoor alternative or sheltered outdoor
option will be considered to overcome these problems if available.
However if no alternative can be found, a fire performance and/or
pyrotechnic display will be cancelled.
bans- T.F.B. can
be issued by the Fire Authority, and means that a fire performance
and/or pyrotechnic display cannot be performed outdoors. To overcome
this, a Fire Authority Permit will be applied for (there’s no guarantee
of approval), or the performance should be moved indoors if possible.
However if a permit can not be obtained, a fire performance and/or
pyrotechnic display will be cancelled.
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