Safety is the starting point for everything we do.
The use of pyrotechnics both indoors and outdoors requires special expertise and legal permits. For this reason, pyrotechnic displays can only be carried out by an industry professional with the required licences for handling explosives. All of our staff are fully qualified, whether working on our own productions or via our Local Pyro service.
At every event, the producers of special effects, pyrotechnic or fireworks displays are responsible for the safety of their own operation. That is why we often wish to visit a venue before submitting an offer. After familiarising ourselves with the event venue, we know that the use of pyrotechnics or special effects in the location in question is safe, and we can then use this information when applying for the necessary official permits on a timely basis. If pyrotechnics are being used indoors, a rescue services official will visit the site to inspect the plans prior to the event. In this way we can ensure that all safety requirements have been met according to the law.
All of our equipment is technologically state-of-the-art and specifically designed to produce special effects, pyrotechnic and fireworks displays, which means that current safety criteria are taken into account during design and manufacture. Moreover, all of the products we use are CE-certified.
Knowledge of firework products, technical expertise, an understanding of operational responsibility and a feel for visuals are prerequisites for a high-quality display. The products we use are safe and comply with the quality control regulations applied by the importer and the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES). One test ignition must be taken from each batch of fireworks before that batch can be used.
Our staff are competent in detonation and charge loading, and induction to the products and their operation is given to every technician by the designated expert in charge. Understanding the properties of explosives, safety distances and safe use are all essential parts of the training. In addition, the technician must understand the prevailing weather conditions as well as the possibility of noise pollution.
We always cordon off the working area so that no outside parties are able to access the fireworks, or come too close to the area where fireworks are set off. All technicians are in radio contact with one another, which means that in the event of a problem the display can be halted, or ignition of the first firework put off.
Applications for firework display permits are filed with the police on a timely basis. In addition, the neighbourhood is usually informed of the event. And once the event is over, we naturally restore the site to its original condition and clean up after ourselves.
Now let’s touch wood! In the event of an accident, we have liability insurance of up to EUR 1,000,000 with the non-life insurance company Lähitapiola.