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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 434 from 2018-11-02 to 2023-06-02:

Marginal note:Danger zone

  •  (1) When the fireworks are brought to the firing site, a danger zone must be established whose outer boundary is at least 30 m from the perimeter of the firing site. A smaller danger zone may be established only with the written approval of the Footnote *local authority.

  • Marginal note:Flammables

    (2) The danger zone must not contain any flammables or other items that are likely to catch fire.

  • Marginal note:Fallout zone

    (3) Before the continuity of the circuits is tested or, in the case of manually fired fireworks, before the first firework is fired, a fallout zone must be established that encompasses the area in which fireworks debris is likely to fall, taking into account the properties of the fireworks to be used, the angle from which they will be fired and the anticipated weather conditions.

  • Marginal note:Access

    (4) Only people authorized by the display supervisor in charge may enter or be in the danger zone or the fallout zone from the time any fireworks are brought into the zone until the supervisor in charge declares the zone to be free of Footnote *explosives.

  • Marginal note:Handling

    (5) Only a person who holds a fireworks operator certificate (display assistant), fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor), fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor with endorsement) or fireworks operator certificate (display visitor) and is authorized by the display supervisor in charge may handle fireworks in the danger zone or fallout zone.

  • Marginal note:No smoking

    (6) Smoking must be prohibited in the danger zone.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 35
  • SOR/2018-231, s. 41

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