Fireworks

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Purpose of this policy

To ensure fireworks displays at schools are managed safely.

Policy

Schools must engage a licensed pyrotechnician if they wish to use fireworks.

Role of the pyrotechnician

The pyrotechnician in charge of a fireworks display must ensure that:

  • fire protection and suitable means of fire fighting are provided
  • spectators are controlled, by barriers if necessary, and kept at a safe distance from the fireworks discharge point
  • security is provided against unauthorised access to the discharge point or storage area
  • a search of the display site for unfired fireworks is conducted at the end of the display.

Related policies

Related Legislation

  • Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

Department resources

For more information, see: Chemical Management:  

Other resources