This section is for people or organizations who are planning to use special effects and would like to know about the security requirements the SIM uses to evaluate and issue special effects authorizations.

Fireworks at home

Class 7.2.1: Family or domestic fireworks

The following safety requirements apply to any use of fireworks in a family or domestic setting during a temporary special event.

Large display of colourful fireworks

Class 7.2.2: Outdoor fireworks display

The following safety requirements apply to any use of fireworks reserved for certified display supervisors to produce visual and audio effects during a fireworks display.

A rainlike display of fireworks

Class 7.2.5: Theatrical fireworks

The following safety requirements apply to any use of fireworks reserved for certified fireworks handlers to produce visual and audio effects during a special event.

A table centrepiece made of fireworks

Class 7.2.5: Table centrepieces

The following safety requirements apply to any use of fireworks reserved for certified pyrotechnicians that are installed in the centre of a table to produce visual effects during a special event.

Fire artist in motion

Fire artists

The following safety requirements apply to any handling of flames for artistic or theatrical purposes during a special event.

Bonfire

Outdoor fires (bonfires)

The following safety requirements apply to any fire designed for a gathering of people in celebration of a temporary special event (bonfire).

Three people in front of an outdoor fire

Outdoor fires (fire barrels, fireplaces and flame-proof enclosures)

The following safety requirements apply to any fire designed for a gathering of people in celebration of a temporary special event (bonfire).

Two hands cup a candle in the darkness

Open flames for a procession

The following safety requirements apply to any outdoor religious ceremony involving the public and using a flame.