Organizing and producing events with open flames or pyrotechnics requires professional competence and safety precautions.
Fireworksare a type of low-explosive pyrotechnic device used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes, usually in outdoor settings. They are the focal point of many cultural and religious celebrations, such as the Singapore Fireworks Festival, which is held annually as part of the National Day celebrations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that the equivalent continuous A-weighted sound level throughout the event (Event LAeq) anywhere in the audience area should not exceed 107 dB, and that the maximum C-weighted sound pressure level should not exceed 140 dB.
Perchlorate ions can inhibit iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, even at low concentrations in drinking water supplies. In Japan, fireworks festivals (hanabi taikai) are held almost every day during the summer, with more than 200 celebrated in August alone. People attending these events often wear traditional yukata, summer kimono or jinbei, and gather in large social circles of family or friends to enjoy a picnic while watching the show. In the United States, some states and local governments restrict the use of fireworks in accordance with the Clean Air Act, which allows laws related to the prevention and control of outdoor air pollution.
If the LAeq of an event is likely to exceed 96 dB, organizers should warn the public of the risk to their hearing in advance, for example through tickets, announcements or notices at points of entry. When it comes to events held at event centres in London, there are certain restrictions on the use of open flames or pyrotechnics. To ensure safety, it is recommended that exhibitions be organized and produced by professionally competent operators. The HSE recommends that noise from pyrotechnics should not exceed 140 dB at head height in public areas, and that Event LAeq should not exceed 107 dB anywhere in the audience area.
Organizers of events featuring fireworks or pyrotechnics must take into account all safety regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. It is important to be aware of local laws regarding noise levels and air pollution, as well as any restrictions on open flames or pyrotechnics. Professional competence is also essential for organizing and producing events with open flames or pyrotechnics. By following these guidelines, event organizers can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.