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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.
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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