WAC 212-17-330: Public display—Operation

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 212 > Chapter 212-17 > Section 212-17-330



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(Effective until January 1, 2016.)
WAC 212-17-330

Public display—Operation.

General requirements.
(1) The licensee of the display shall provide adequate fire protection for the display, as required by the local fire official.
(2) The licensee shall consult with the local fire official to determine the level of fire protection and crowd control necessary.
(3) Monitors whose sole duty shall be the enforcement of crowd control shall be located around the display area by the licensee. The local fire and/or police officials shall determine the number of monitors needed and their placement.
(4) Monitors shall be located around the discharge site to prevent spectators or any other unauthorized persons from entering the discharge site. The discharge site shall be so restricted throughout the display and until the discharge site has been inspected after the display. Where practical, fences and rope barriers shall be used to aid in crowd control.
(5) If, in the opinion of local fire and/or police officials or the pyrotechnic operator, lack of crowd control should pose a danger, the display shall be immediately discontinued until such time as the situation is corrected.
(6) The pyrotechnic operator has the primary responsibility for safety. While the operator is allowed to actively participate in the firing of the fireworks display, the operator shall not become so busy as to allow interference with attention to safety.
(7) The pyrotechnic operator is responsible to ensure that a sufficient number of assistants are on hand for the safe conduct of the fireworks display. Only the operator and necessary assistants shall be permitted in the discharge area while the display is in progress.
(8) The pyrotechnic operator is responsible to ensure that all assistants are fully trained in the proper performance of their assigned tasks, and that they are knowledgeable of safety hazards.
(9) If, at any time, high winds or unusually wet weather prevail, such that in the opinion of local officials or the pyrotechnic operator a definite danger exists, the public display shall be postponed until weather conditions improve to an acceptable level.
(10) Light snow or mist need not cause cancellation of the display; however, all materials used in the display shall be protected from the weather by suitable means until immediately prior to use.
(11) Display operators and assistants shall use only flashlights or electric lighting for artificial illumination.
(12) No smoking or open flames shall be allowed in the shell storage area as long as shells are present. Signs to this effect shall be conspicuously posted.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.77 RCW. WSR 90-10-006 (Order 90-02), § 212-17-330, filed 4/19/90, effective 5/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.77.250 and chapter 48.48 RCW. WSR 82-22-068 (Order FM 82-10), § 212-17-330, filed 11/2/82.]