Webinars – Thursday 19th April 2018

We are pleased to offer the full Risk Assessment and ShellCalc workshops (for details see elsewhere on this site) as a live webinar on Thursday 19th April 2018. The content of the webinars are the same as the “live” workshops and we will provide you with electronic copies (by email) of the course notes and programs.

To participate you will need to be running Skype for Business (previously known as Lync) which if you do not already have it (it is part of Office 365) is available from the Microsoft website on PC, Mac and Android platforms from as little as £1.30 per month. You will also need a broadband internet connection (we suggest at least 2MB) for full audio and video feed.


Alternatively it is possible to access the webinar via a plugin for many web browsers – we can send you an email invitation to enable this.

The cost of each webinar is £60 (ex VAT) per person (discounted rates if more than one person from your organisation is participating) and we will require payment in full before we will enable access onto the presentation. The cost for both presentations is £100 (ex VAT) per person

To make sure things are working properly we will test the Skype for Business link with you prior to the webinar.

Risk Assessment for Firework Displays – 10:00 – 12:30 on Thursday 19th April 2018
ShellCalc – 13:30 – 16:00 on Thursday 19th April 2018

Please note that we may not run the webinar if there are not enough participants – in which case we will refund your fees.

For further details please contact Avril – avril@carndu.com. Online booking and payment will also be available from the Pyroworkshops website shop shortly.

Risk Assessment for Firework Displays

Half-day workshop on risk assessment for firework displays

Where and When:

2019 Dates

Wednesday 13th February 2019 – 10:00 – 12:30


£80 + VAT per attendee (webinar price will differ)

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will draw on the experience of many years developing Risk Assessments for a variety of events in order to provide practitioners of firework displays with the information required to produce suitable Risk Assessments for firework displays.  The need for relevant and detailed Risk Assessments has never been greater, and a thorough understanding of the principles and practicalities of what can (and what cannot) be achieved is essential to all those who are staging firework displays of whatever scale.

Outline of workshop:

The workshop will consist of several short lecture sessions and group exercises to address the following:-

  • Why do Risk Assessments?
  • What you can gain from doing a proper Risk Assessment
  • The limitations of Risk Assessments
  • What risks should be examined?
  • The relationship between Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Operating procedures
  • General and Specific Risk Assessments
  • Examples of good and bad approaches
  • Use of tools to assist in the Risk Assessment process
    • Siteplans
    • Debris models (including introduction to Shellcalc© – but see also separate workshop)
    • Wind models
    • Workshop examples (individual and within groups – depending on numbers of attendees)

All attendees will be given the following on a USB stick:-

  • Copy of the presentations (electronic form) – hard copies available for an additional fee
  • Blank Risk Assessment form

Certificate of Attendance:

All participants will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”


Please use our online booking system

Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances.  However we will reserve a place on the next course for those who are unable to attend provided at least 2 weeks notice is given to us so that places may be reallocated.


We can offer separate consultancy for all aspects of Risk Assessments for firework displays – please enquire for further details.