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Pyro-technician
training

Creating dreams is an art. And, like any art, it can be taught. JCO is an approved pyro-technician training centre (F4-T2 qualification applied for since July 2010). It provides training leading to level 1 and 2 certificates at a single unique site consisting of classrooms on a 21 hectare test field, including a 9 hectare lake.

TrainingF4-T2 Qualification Certificate

F4-T2 Level 1 and 2 Qualification has been applied for since 4 July 2010, for the implementation of:
– Entertainment pyro-technology of categories 4 and K4
– pyrotechnic products intended for theatre T2.

Who is the F4-T2 qualification certificate for?

EVERYTHING CHANGES ON 4 JULY 2017.
The pyro-technician must hold a Level 1 or 2 F4-T2 qualification certificate to use pyrotechnics launched from a mortar such as pyrotechnic bombs which will all be category 4 in accordance with European regulations. On this same date, the French authorisations K1, K2, K3 and K4 will no longer exist and will be replaced by European regulations with categories 1, 2, 3, 4, T1 and T2..

On 4 July 2017, the prefectural agreement currently allowing the implementation of K2 or K3 pyrotechnics launched from a mortar will be obsolete.

Access and subscription information

– Open to all adults.
– Experience with fireworks is strongly recommended.
– All requests for on the job training will be accepted on receipt of the subscription form up to the limit of available places (training limited to 15 people).

Training
Objectives

Know the regulations

in force in the domain of pyrotechnic products (Categories, approval, transport, storage…)

Learn all about

the various types of pyrotechnic products and their accessories.

Acquire

the technical skills necessary for the setup and firing of a pyrotechnic spectacle under optimum safety conditions.

Continue

to be able to use firework bombs after 4 July 2017.

Level 1suitable for people that fire just one show per year

Level 1 F4-T2

Duration
2,5 days (21 hours)
Validity
5 years
15
People max

Level 1 authorises

the use of F4 or T2 pyrotechnic items, excluding nautical fireworks, meeting the following characteristics:
• Products with less than 500g of active material;
• the mortar diameter is less than 50mm for aerial maroon or 105mm for other pyrotechnic products fired from a mortar;
• Pyrotechnic items with an opening angle of less than 30 degrees.

 

The F4-T2 Qualification Certificate is delivered by the requestor’s home prefecture on presentation of the following items:

• An attestation of having completed Level 1, less than 5 years old,
• An attestation of success in the Level 1 examination, less than 5 years old,
• Proof of participation in the staging or firing of 3 pyrotechnic spectacles consisting of items classified in categories 4, K4 or T2, over a maximum period of 5 years.

Level 1 is renewable every 5 years at the prefecture as long as you can justify having participated in the staging or firing of 3 pyrotechnic spectacles consisting of items in categories 4, K4 or T2, over a maximum period of 5 years.

Level 2suitable for people that fire at least shows per year

Level 2 F4-T2

Duration
5 days (40 hours)
Validity
2 years
15
People max

Level 2 allows

the use of all categories of pyrotechnic items.

 

The F4-T2 Qualification Certificate is delivered by the requestor’s home prefecture on presentation of the following items:

• A Level 1 qualification certificate, less than 1 year old,
• An attestation of having completed Level 2, less than 5 years old,
• An attestation of success in the Level 2 examination, less than 5 years old,
• Proof of participation in the staging or firing of 3 pyrotechnic spectacles consisting of items classified in categories 4, K4 or T2, over a maximum period of 2 years.

Level 2 is renewable every 2 years at the prefecture as long as you can justify having participated in the staging or firing of 3 pyrotechnic spectacles consisting of items in categories 4, K4 or T2, over a maximum period of 2 years.

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