Honorary Membership of the BPA

The following have been elected honorary members of the BPA for their outstanding and long term contributions to the professional display industry. Malcolm Armstrong – Theatrical Pyrotechnics Ian Craig – Phoenix Fireworks John Deeker – Pains Fireworks Rev. Ron Lancaster – Kimbolton Fireworks

Application to join the BPA

  The BPA is a membership organisation with criteria for membership that basically demonstrate that the company is a professional display company. The BPA is not open to individual membership. On joining the BPA, display companies must agree to recognize, endorse and promote the BPA Firework Firers training scheme as the only UK qualification meeting …

BPA Guide #3 – Environmental effects of display fireworks

The BPA is concerned that companies are increasing being asked to address the environmental effects of fireworks, and have prepared this brief guide to assist members. Fireworks are explosives and function by self-sustaining exothermic chemical reactions involving primarily an oxidant and a fuel.  To this basic mix are added components to create colours or effects, …

BPA Guide #2 – Working on firework displays

The BPA is concerned that companies are considering doing much more work on fireworks prior to shipping to the display site than in the past, and have prepared this brief guide to assist members. If you are working on material prior to shipping to a display make sure:- That you have adequate legal facilities for …

BPA Guide #1 – Importing Fireworks

The BPA is concerned that the temptation to import fireworks direct is overshadowing the legal requirements of doing the importation, and have prepared this brief guide to assist members. Before ordering (ie selection of manufacturing company):- Check the factory can produce to the desired specification Ensure that they understand the Standards that need to be …

EHO familairisation

Venue: Grafham Water Sailing Club Perry, Huntingdon Cambs. PE28 0BU Course Dates: Tuesday 18th May 2010 PLEASE NOTE:  THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE– if you require any information contact Avril on 01480 878621 The BPA is an active trade body that represents the largest professional firework display Companies in the UK.  The BPA …

L1 Course pro-forma

Venue: Himley Cricket Club Stourbridge Road Himley Staffordshire DY3 4LB Course Dates: Level 1 BPA Firers Scheme 19/20th March 2011 Fee: Non members: £150 plus VAT Members: £85 plus VAT The BPA is committed to improving safety at professionally fired firework displays, both to operators of displays and to the public. The BPA have set …