Under the Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001 S.44 the New Zealand Fire Service is required to, upon request to provide written agreement in order for the display of Class 1 - Category G substances.
At this time there is no HSNO Approved Code of Practice for indoor pyrotechnic displays. Written agreement is required from the Fire Service for indoor public displays using Class 1 Category G pyrotechnics. The download section has a form with information that the Fire Service suggests an applicant will need to supply in order to approve an indoor display. Local requirements may vary and you should contact your nearest Fire Region HQ in order to ascertain any additional requirements.
If you have an application outside of a fire district then the application must be forwarded to a Rural Fire Authority for the attention of the Principle Rural Fire Officer (PFRO) for approval. Contact your local territorial council who will be able to advise of the relevant Rural Fire Authority where your display is to occur.
Timeframes and requirements
There is no statutory time limit to process an application, however the Fire Service requires 5 days before the date of firing to process an application. By prior arrangement and at the discretion of Fire Service this may be reduced to 3 working days before the date of firing. If an application form is incorrectly filled out or has insufficient information or inappropriate controls to make a decision, the applicant will be advised in writing of those errors or omissions.
- The Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001.
- Your answers should reflect the complexity and size of the display AND have been reached in conjunction with appropriate parties, such as the event organiser building.
What should I do now?
Download Indoor Pyrotechnic Display Written Agreement and Notification Form, fill it out and send your answers and display plan to our Fire Information Unit on (fax) 09 309 8223.
Phone: 0800 347 346