Introduction

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

PyroWorkshops are designed for the Pyrotechnic and Firework industry.

Drawing on the experience of it’s lecturers and the involvement of CarnDu Limited in the planning and execution of some of the World’s largest events, the PyroWorkshops offer users the chance to gain knowledge on a variety of important features such as:-

  • Event planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Contingency Planning

for practitioners, organisers and enforcers alike.

The Pyrochemistry content is applicable across the whole Pyrotechnics sector and recent attendees have included staff from:-

  • Qinetiq
  • Forensic Science Laboratories (Fort Halstead and Porton Down)
  • Martin Baker
  • Pains Wessex
  • Heath & Safety Laboratory (Buxton)
  • Health & Safety Executive (Bootle)
  • Various local authorities

Please contact us for more information on our standard workshops, or workshops tailored specifically for your needs.

Online Booking and payment is now available – click here

Please REGISTER on the site to be emailed of new courses as they become available

Webinars – 29th June 2016

June 7th, 2016  / Author: admin

We are pleased to offer the full Risk Assessment and ShellCalc workshops (for details see elsewhere on this site) as a live webinar on June 29th 2016. The content of the webinars are the same as the “live” workshops and we will provide you with electronic copies (by email) of the course notes and programs.

To participate you will need to be running Skype for Business (previously known as Lync) which if you do not already have it (it is part of Office 365) is available from the Microsoft website on PC, Mac and Android platforms from as little as £1.30 per month. You will also need a broadband internet connection (we suggest at least 2MB) for full audio and video feed.

https://www.skype.com/en/business/skype-for-business/

Alternatively it is possible to access the webinar via a plugin for many web browsers – we can send you an email invitation to enable this.

The cost of each webinar is £50 (ex VAT) per person (discounted rates if more than one person from your organisation is participating) and we will require payment in full before we will enable access onto the presentation. The cost for both presentations is £80 (ex VAT) per person

To make sure things are working properly we will test the Skype for Business link with you prior to the webinar.

Risk Assessment for Firework Displays – 10:00 – 12:30 on Wednesday 29th June 2016
ShellCalc – 13:30 – 16:00 on Wednesday 29th June 2016

Please note that we may not run the webinar if there are not enough participants – in which case we will refund your fees.

For further details please contact Avril – avril@carndu.com. Online booking and payment will also be available from the Pyroworkshops website shop shortly.

Firework Displays – 2 day course in AUSTRALIA

October 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

This course is based on Dr Tom Smith’s new book and will be held in Australia in Spring 2016

The course is intended for display practitioners, event organisers and enforcing authorities

We are now offering a 2 day course based on the contents of the book.  The course contains modules on:-

  • Firework Types and effects
  • Planning the display site
  • Risk assessment
  • Shellcalc
  • Environmental effects
  • Fallout
  • Hazard Classification
  • Storage and Transport safety
  • Accidents and Incidents
  • Future developments

and is illustrated with a large number of case studies – which also form part of exercises for attendees.

Please contact us for further details

TSO Awareness course

October 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

A one day workshop for Local Authority TSOs and others on the basics of UK law and requirements for Local Authority licencing of explosives stores.

Where and When:

Courses can be arranged at your premises for a minimum of 10 people.  Alternatively we propose to hold centrally organised courses

Outline of Workshop:

Subjects covered include:-

  • Firework Types and effects
  • European Standards and labelling
  • UK Law introduction – supply, storage, transport and use
  • Retail premises – requirements

Thank you so much for the training session last Friday, it was really informative and received a very positive feedback from all those that attended.
Dave Turner – Trading Standards Officer, London Borough of Havering

Booking:

Please email us for more details and to arrange dates

Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances.  However we will reserve a place on the next course for those who are unable to attend provided at least 2 weeks notice is given to us so that places may be reallocated.

Consultancy:

We can offer separate consultancy for all aspects of TSOs work with explosives and licencing

CE Marking of Pyrotechnic Articles

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

Half-day workshop on CE Marking of Pyrotechnic articles

Where and When:

Tuesday 24 November 2015 – 09:30 to 12:30 – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire
Tuesday 23 February 2016 – 09:30 to 12:30 – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire
Tuesday 31 May 2016 – 09:30 to 12:30 – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire
Tuesday 28 September 2016 – 09:30 to 12:30 – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire

Cost:

£80 + VAT per attendee

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will illustrate the development of the EU Directive on Pyrotechnic articles and the consequences for those that manufacture or import such articles into the UK

Outline of workshop:

The workshop will consist of several short lecture sessions and group exercises to address the following:-

  • Development of the Directives
  • Development of the European Standards
  • Types of Pyrotechnic articles
  • The conformity modules
  • CE Marking – particularly of Category 4 fireworks – the new approach

All attendees will be given the following on a USB stick:-

  • Copy of the presentations (electronic form) – hard copies available for an additional fee

Certificate of Attendance:

All participants will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”

Booking:

Please use our online booking system

Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances.  However we will reserve a place on the next course for those who are unable to attend provided at least 2 weeks notice is given to us so that places may be reallocated.

Consultancy:

We can offer separate consultancy for all aspects of Risk Assessments for firework displays – please enquire for further details.

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

This course is based on Dr Tom Smith’s new book

We are now offering a 3 day course based on the contents of the book.  The course contains modules on:-

  • Firework Types and effects
  • Chosing the right fireworks
  • Display Design
  • Planning the display site
  • Risk assessment
  • Environmental effects
  • Fallout
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard Classification
  • Storage and Transport safety
  • International Standards
  • Display safety and Rigging
  • Electrical Firing
  • Competitions and Pyromusicals
  • Accidents and Incidents
  • Future developments

and is illustrated with a large number of case studies – which also form part of exercises for attendees.

Pyrotechnic chemistry

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

3 Day Course

This course is based on the Kosanke Pyrochemistry course and is delivered outside the US by Dr Tom Smith.  More details are available here

Where and When:

Grafham Water Sailing Club –  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 15/16/17 March 2016 – 09:30 to 16:30

Cost:

£480 + VAT per attendee

Basic Course Description:

The course is a blend of basic chemical principles, and the application of those principles to understanding pyrotechnics and to solving practical problems. Attendees will expand their knowledge of pyrotechnic chemistry, improve their proficiency in conducting research and development, and gain important insights regarding safety. The course is structured into a series of 12 modules, augmented with many video demonstrations. To aid in comprehension and retention of information, a copy of the Kosanke’s recently published book Pyrotechnic Chemistry is included.

The course is designed for: those who have at least modest skills in pyrotechnics, but little or no formal chemistry background; and those who have a basic understanding of chemistry, but with little knowledge of pyrotechnics. Persons with little knowledge of either chemistry or pyrotechnics will benefit greatly from the course; but the amount of information presented will be more than can easily be retained.

Generally, the class is composed of a mix of industry personnel and individuals, working in both research and production. In this way there will be an opportunity for attendees to share and gain insights from their collective experiences.

Course Instructor:

The instructor for the UK courses is Tom Smith. Tom has a DPhil in organic chemistry from Oxford University and has had an involvement in the firework industry for over 30 years. Tom is currently chairman of the CBI/EIG pyrotechnic group and secretary of the British Pyrotechnists Association. Recent projects have also included acting as pyrotechnic consultant to the London Millennium celebrations and the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Course Schedules:

Each course will be run at Grafham Water Sailing Club, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The venue is easily reached and a variety of local accommodation is available. Further details are available from CarnDu Ltd. Each course will run from 9 am to 4.30 pm all three days. It is also possible to arrange bespoke courses to be run at your site if this is of interest.

Course Cost:

£480 (+ VAT) , including Pyrotechnic Chemistry book. Half of the £450 registration fee (£240) is due with your completed registration form. The remainder is due at or before the start of the course. Also included with the course are a certificate of completion and light refreshments. [A few scholarships are available for individuals not associated with a company, which reduce the fee to £275 (+VAT). Contact us for details.]

Attendance Limit:

To give personalized attention to the needs of each attendee, the class size will be limited.

Refund Policy:

Full refunds will be made for cancellations received at least eight weeks before the start of the course. A charge of £250 will be made for cancellations received within two weeks before the start of the course. The full deposit may be forfeited for cancellations made within one week of the start of the class.  Alternatively we may be able to offer attendance at a later date.

Further details will be provided to all course registrants as the time of the course draws nearer.

Booking:

Please complete the Pyrotechnic Chemistry Course 2015 registration form and return to us with payment to book your place.

Half day workshop on Shellcalc©

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

The use of Shellcalc© for firework displays

Where and When:

Saturday 5 March 2016 – 14:00 – 16:30 – Brockham Green Village Hall, Brockham, Surrey
Tuesday 20 September 2016 – 14:00 – 16:30 – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire

Cost:

£80 + VAT per attendee

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will investigate the use of Shellcalc© as a tool for informing the event designer and operators on the suitability of certain fireworks under a variety of conditions.  Attendees will learn about the potential uses and potential problems of using Shellcalc© for their own displays

Outline of workshop:

The workshop will consist of several short lecture sessions and group exercises to address the following:-

  • What is Shellcalc©?
  • How Shellcalc© has developed
  • Use of the programme in a variety of scenarios
  • Tips and tricks
  • Limitations
  • Use of Shellcalc© in producing Risk Assessments and contingency planning
  • Future developments of the programme
  • Workshop examples (individual and within groups – depending on numbers of attendees)

All attendees will be given the following on a USB stick:-

  • Copy of the presentations (electronic form) – hard copies available for an additional fee
  • Shellcalc© Standard programme

Attendees should ideally bring a laptop with Microsoft© Excel (2007 or later) installed to be able to run the Shellcalc© programme during the workshop

Certificate of Attendance:

All participants will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”

Booking:

Please use our online booking system

Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances.  However we will reserve a place on the next course for those who are unable to attend provided at least 2 weeks notice is given to us so that places may be reallocated.

Consultancy:

We can offer separate consultancy for all aspects of the use of Shellcalc© for firework displays – please enquire for further details.

Risk Assessment for Firework Displays

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

Half-day workshop on risk assessment for firework displays

Where and When:

Saturday 5 March 2016 – 09:30 to 12:30 – Brockham Green Village Hall, Brockham, Surrey
Tuesday 20 September 2016 – 09:30 to 12:30 – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire

Cost:

£80 + VAT per attendee

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will draw on the experience of many years developing Risk Assessments for a variety of events in order to provide practitioners of firework displays with the information required to produce suitable Risk Assessments for firework displays.  The need for relevant and detailed Risk Assessments has never been greater, and a thorough understanding of the principles and practicalities of what can (and what cannot) be achieved is essential to all those who are staging firework displays of whatever scale.

Outline of workshop:

The workshop will consist of several short lecture sessions and group exercises to address the following:-

  • Why do Risk Assessments?
  • What you can gain from doing a proper Risk Assessment
  • The limitations of Risk Assessments
  • What risks should be examined?
  • The relationship between Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Operating procedures
  • General and Specific Risk Assessments
  • Examples of good and bad approaches
  • Use of tools to assist in the Risk Assessment process
    • Siteplans
    • Debris models (including introduction to Shellcalc© – but see also separate workshop)
    • Wind models
    • Workshop examples (individual and within groups – depending on numbers of attendees)

All attendees will be given the following on a USB stick:-

  • Copy of the presentations (electronic form) – hard copies available for an additional fee
  • Blank Risk Assessment form

Certificate of Attendance:

All participants will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”

Booking:

Please use our online booking system

Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances.  However we will reserve a place on the next course for those who are unable to attend provided at least 2 weeks notice is given to us so that places may be reallocated.

Consultancy:

We can offer separate consultancy for all aspects of Risk Assessments for firework displays – please enquire for further details.

Half Day Workshop on Shellcalc© PRO

May 11th, 2015  / Author: admin

The use of Shellcalc© PRO for firework displays

Where and When:

DATE/TIME TO BE ARRANGED – Please contact us for details – Likely venue – Grafham Water Sailing Club, Cambridgeshire

Cost:

£80 + VAT per attendee

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will investigate the use of the NEW Shellcalc© PRO as a tool for informing the event designer and operators on the suitability of certain fireworks under a variety of conditions.  Attendees will learn about the potential uses and potential problems of using Shellcalc© PRO for their own displays

Outline of workshop:

The workshop will consist of several short lecture sessions and group exercises to address the following:-

  • What is Shellcalc© PRO?
  • How Shellcalc© PRO has developed
  • Use of the programme in a variety of scenarios
  • Tips and tricks
  • Limitations
  • Use of Shellcalc© PRO in producing Risk Assessments and contingency planning
  • Future developments of the programme
  • Workshop examples (individual and within groups – depending on numbers of attendees)

All attendees will be given the following on a USB stick:-

  • Copy of the presentations (electronic form) – hard copies available for an additional fee
  • Shellcalc© PRO programme and 2 day licence

Atendees will be eligible for a reduce rate for purchasing the Shellcalc© PRO programme

Attendees should ideally bring a laptop with Microsoft© Excel (2007 or later) installed to be able to run the Shellcalc© PRO programme during the workshop

Exam and Certificate of Attendance:

There will be a very short written exam at the end of the session – all participants will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”

Booking:

Please use our online booking system

Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances.  However we will reserve a place on the next course for those who are unable to attend provided at least 2 weeks notice is given to us so that places may be reallocated.

Consultancy:

We can offer separate consultancy for all aspects of the use of Shellcalc© PRO for firework displays – please enquire for further details.