Stage Pyrotechnics

Safety Awareness TRAINING


Just FX provides “Pyrotechnic - Safety Awareness” training courses for many

Theatrical venues/companies, Manufacturers, Educational establishments, Trade Associations and other organisations

at venues all around the United Kingdom.


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The typical schedule of the course includes:


  • Workshop presentation environment
  • Live device demonstrations
  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • An observation exercise
  • Delegates pressing buttons
  • History
  • Accidents
  • Flame Proofing
  • Maroons & Flash Reports (Concussion)
  • Fragmentation (Bomb) Tanks
  • Flashpots
  • Jets and Gerbs
  • Series Wiring
  • Electrical Testing
  • Paperwork
  • Law
  • Storage
  • HSE Competent Authority Documents
  • Risk Assessments
  • Material Safety Data



Equipment and devices used, demonstrated or viewed during the course include products from


Le Maitre
Pyroflash - ProStage II – Virtually Smokeless (VS)

Illusion – Skyhigh – Torch - Blakes

Viking - Theatrical Pyrotechnics


Ultratec - LunaTech - PyroPak


… and after lunch, delegates are separated into small groups and provided with control systems and pyrotechnic devices and required to set up and ignite the effects in a "not too serious competitive" manner to demonstrate their ability and understanding of the safety issues referred to in the morning session. 3 points being awarded for correct ignition and control of devices

and 10 points for igniting something belonging to another group!!! ...

We are sure you get the idea !


Towards the end of the afternoon session we re-join the separated groups to work

together to provide a small presentation using professional devices including

Grid Rockets, Flames, Airbursts, Saxon Wheels, Waterfalls, Mines and Comets.

If this is of interest to you and you have the ability to influence your management to host a

Just FX pyro safety training course, please pass these details on to that person

and ask them to make contact with us.


And "yes" a certificate of training is presented at the end of the course.





Just FX are now experiencing many enquiries directly from venue staff, technicians and students who are not necessarily members of an association and are unable to get to the cities and theatres where these courses have been held so…



 … we are always looking for new Sponsors/Venues that would like to HOST our

one day Pyrotechnics - Safety Awareness course. 


Ideal requirements for us to provide this course for you


·         Large Venue/Stage with usable Grid or Fly Tower

·         Location in easy reach of delegates by public transport and car

·         Location in easy reach of refreshments for delegate’s lunch etc

·         Extremely well ventilated stage area with ability to open grid roof vents or apply electrical ventilation system on demand and open external doors etc

·         A fire/smoke alarm system that can be temporarily isolated/switched to performance mode.

·         Power - 2 or 3 x 13a Sockets

·         Easy Access from Street to Stage for multiple heavy flightcases

·         Heat and Light for Delegates

·         Chairs for Delegates

·         2 - 3 Waste Bins

·         1 x Bucket of Water

·         Get in 8:00am

·         Start 9:30am

·         Coffee/Tea facilities for Delegates during the day.

·         Lunch - 1 hour taken between 13:00 - 14:00

·         Finish 5:00pm (approx)

Ideal delegate numbers: 24 - Min 6 - Max 30


  • Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians - ASP -
  • Association of British Theatre Technicians - ABTT -
  • Backstage Academy
  • Theatre Technical Training Services - TTTS
  • Scottish Theatre Technical Training Services – S4T
  • Loughborough College
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama - RSAMD -
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Le Maitre -
  • Whitelight
  • Academy of Live and Recorded Arts – ALRA
  • Central School of Speech and Drama – CSSD
  • Mountview Theatre School
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Fairfield Halls / Ashcroft Theatre
  • English National Opera
  • Local Authorities – Westminster and Lambeth
  • Arts+Media Training
  • P & O
  • Isle of Wight Council - Arts Unit
  • Assembly Hall Theatre – Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Creative Skills Consortium – Falmouth
  • Stage Electrics –
  • Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre - Glasgow



Special mention should be made of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD - Glasgow) with whom we work annually. All first year students undergo the safety awareness course and then are given the option in the second year to study further on a 3-day advanced course.


For further details please contact:

Just FX - Training
Unit 4 Frontier Works

33 Queen Street



Tel: 020 8493 0527


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The Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians