Representing the UK Explosives Industry

Pyro group

Following the successful meeting at Derby last year and as promised, EIG and BPA have arranged a day’s seminar on all aspects regarding the use of mortars and mortar racking systems in professionally fired firework displays. The meeting will be held at Centrepoint, London on 3rd July 2007 and to which you are invited. The meeting will be open to the whole professional firework display industry but with priority going to EIG and BPA members.

Places may be limited by the size of the room available – please book early. 

There will be a nominal charge (£20 +VAT per head) for BPA/EIG members – non-members will be charged £40 + VAT per head to cover expenses. A light lunch will be provided.

We are in the process of finalising the presentations and speakers, but the outline format will be likely to include the following topics:-

Design and use of mortars and review of mortar failures
Review of accidents from shells at professionally fired firework displays
Design and use of mortar racking systems – presentations by the Health & Safety Laboratory and by Kimbolton Fireworks
The risks associated with firing shells – a semi quantified assessment – and evaluation of the costs and benefits of change
Ways forward – what could, or should be done

Both HSE and HSL will be represented at the meeting, and we hope that the meeting will both serve to update the widest industry on recent accidents, developments and research, and to enable both industry and enforcers to have a common understanding of the problems and any possible solutions for the future.

If you wish to attend please contact Davas Ltd, at the address below, who are arranging the meeting on behalf of both EIG and BPA or Brig Charles Smith, General Secretary of EIG. Payment may be made by cheque (made payable to “Davas Ltd” and please detail the names of those attending) or by credit card or PayPal via PayPal invoice if you email us – just send details of who is attending.

Please consult the EIG and BPA websites for further information about the event.

We look forward to seeing as many representatives from the industry as possible, and to a productive and informative event

Tom Smith (Sec BPA)
Charles Smith (Sec EIG)

Davas Ltd
8 Aragon Place
PE28 0JD
t: +44 1480 860124
f: +44 1480 861108

Rearranged meeting – Now to be held at Park Street


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