NFPA 1126: Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience
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What is NFPA 1126?
NFPA 1126: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. This standard shall provide requirements for the protection of property, operators, performers, support personnel, and the viewing audiences where pyrotechnic effects are used indoors or outdoors with a proximate audience.

This standard provides requirements for the safe use of pyrotechnic special effects before a proximate audience at both indoor and outdoor locations to protect property, operators, performers, support personnel, and viewing audiences. Application includes use in conjunction with theatrical, musical, or similar performing arts productions in theaters, stadiums, concert halls, etc.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 1126 address?

The standard provides requirements for the use of proximate audience pyrotechnics including provisions for storage of pyrotechnic devices, permit requirements, operator qualifications, requirements for manufacturing of pyrotechnics and associated equipment, fire protection, firing safeguards, separation distance for audiences and pre and post performance requirements. Annex C provides suggested licensing requirements for operators.

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