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Expires 30 June 2021
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be prepared by the Shotfirer/Authorised person and adopted by all personnel, this Part
describes the main elements expected for a SOP and can be used as a guide. The completed SOP must be provided to Workplace Standards
prior to the display.
Standard Operating Procedure must include the following:
• Venue inspection prior to display
• Site plan
• Fire prevention requirements – including appointment of a fire marshall
• Emergency plan
• Transport compliance
• Storage compliance
• Set up of fireworks - including firing box and circuit testing
• Display details
• Cooling off process
• Post display notification where required (incidents and/or accidents)
Please Note: Where building fire alarms are monitored by Tas Fire Service please make sure they are notified of display
Southern Region Office Phone: (03) 6230 8600
Northern Region Office Phone: (03) 6336 5633
North West Region Office Phone: (03) 6434 6700
Details of the Shotfirer/Authorised Person’s competence and experience will need to be included.
Guidance for the SOP should be obtained from a recognised Code of Practice such as the West Australian Code of Practice
for Theatrical Fireworks, that Code can be accessed at:
NOTE: Only commercially manufactured theatrical fireworks may be used (i.e. manufactured products intended for indoor
use). Theatrical fireworks must be supplied with instructions for use including their performance characteristics (e.g.
duration and size of effect). All theatrical fireworks must be purchased from people licensed to supply explosives. With the
exception of an appropriately licensed operator preparing flash powder, it is illegal for any person to manufacture their own
theatrical fireworks without a licence to manufacture explosives
Personal information we collect from you will be used by the Regulator (WorkSafe Tasmania) for dangerous goods/dangerous substances
licensing purposes and may be used for other purposes permitted by the Explosives Act 2012 and associated laws. Failure to provide this
information may result in your application being denied or records not being properly maintained. Your personal information may be
disclosed to contractors and agents of WorkSafe Tasmania, law enforcement agencies, courts and other public sector bodies or organisations
authorised to collect it. This information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 and may be accessed
by you on request to this Department. You may be charged a fee for this service.
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• Complete all details required in Part 1.
• Standard Operating Procedures as outlined in Part 2 must be prepared for each display and adopted by all personnel.
• Submit application no less than 21 days prior to display date.
How to lodge this Application
• Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Send to PO Box 56, Rosny Park TAS 7018 or
• At any Service Tasmania Outlet
• Payment of $81.00 fee is required. This payment should accompany the application.
A person must not use Type 2 or Theatrical Fireworks except as authorised by a fireworks display permit.
Payment: Make cheque/money order payable to WorkSafe Tasmania
Credit Card: Please charge $81.00 to my credit card for Application of a Theatrical Fireworks permit