Boom Boom Fireworks offers a unique opportunity for those interested in the field of fireworks, pyrotechnics and special effects. Gain a nationally recognised qualification Approved Handler Pyrotechnics on our fun and informative two day course with complementary follow up training.
Our Training Academy
The programme is a combination of classroom theory and hands-on learning in the field. As a trainee you will take part in learning how to fuse, rig, design and fire a commercial fireworks display, in which an extensive variety of commercial big display fireworks will be provided. There is a take away exam to complete with all notes provided. Our course numbers are limited so we are able to provide excellent one on one training and supervision.
Provided on our course is one of the industries most comprehensive EPA endorsed training manuals.
Boom Boom fireworks use the new industry standard trainee assessment forms developed specifically to advance safety, responsibility and knowledge within the industry.
By the end of our two day course and included practical follow up training programme you will be eligible to gain your approved handler pyrotechnics certificate. You will have completed a comprehensive course that exceeds the requirements of the new government regulations. Ongoing training, support and work opportunities are available to all successful candidates.
Be trained by New Zealand’s Premier Training Provider and join others from New Zealand and the Pacific who are now graduates of the Boom Boom fireworks training Academy.
Applicant Requirements: Must be aged 17 or over
Course Fee: $2150
Next course: April 2018, Auckland
NEW – Controlled Substance Licence: A new Worksafe requirement for persons wishing to buy, sell, transport or possess Class 1 dangerous goods alone. This can be applied for once Approved Handler status is achieved. The current fee for this is $345
For an application, please follow this link: http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe
Certification Fee: $345 (Applies to Level 1,2,3 Certification and Registration)
Day 1 Theory 9am – 5pm:
- Code of practice for outdoor fireworks displays
- Hazardous substances regulations
- General fireworks overview
- Product knowledge
- All manuals provided
- Practical 10am – 8pm
- Further product knowledge
- Rigging and fusing
- Firing systems
- Equipment use
- Show setup and night firing
- Dinner provided
Corporate Group Specials
The BoomBoom Training Academy offers corporate groups a one day interactive fireworks experience. This is an exciting course that offers a unique experience in designing, rigging and firing a commercial fireworks display. It is an opportunity to get behind the scenes and train under full supervision to enjoy a great team building and exhilarating experience. All fireworks materials and safety gear is provided. Full catering is also included.
Price on application.
What is an Approved Handler?
An Approved Handler is someone who is qualified to work with commercial grade fireworks (1.4G and higher) and knows how to operate and manage a commercial fireworks display at any stage of the year.
Newly introduced by EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) is the Controlled Substance Licence (CSL). EPA states that anyone who is certified as an Approved Handler after 1 July 2009 will require a CSL if they wish to purchase, sell, transport or possess Class 1 Explosives alone. If they wish to work under the supervision of someone who either was certified before this date, or someone who holds a CSL, then they do not require one.
EPA will certify you as an Approved Handler Pyrotechnics, a qualification valid for 5 years. The more shows you complete, as part of your work experience, the higher your level of certification will be. As an Approved Handler you will have full responsibility of organising and running a pyrotechnic display. This includes complying to all regulations, the purchase of pyrotechnic equipment, the task of completing all permits prior to the event and the overall management of the show, all while knowing how to adhere to the general safety and protection of yourself, the environment and those around you.
Does any of this sound like you? Apply for our next course today and work towards changing your career to something a little less ordinary. There are job opportunities out there for people who are passionate about pyrotechnics.
Here are some options:
- Apply for work with us. We are always looking for people interested in getting into the field of pyrotechnics and special effects.
- Work within the up and coming special effects industry
- Start up your own business
To enrol in our upcoming Pyrotechnics Training Course, download our registration form or fill it out online.