Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 423 from 2014-02-01 to 2016-04-14:


Marginal note:Applying for certificate

  •  (1) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (display assistant) must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of fireworks operators to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months; and

    • (d) proof that the applicant has successfully completed the display fireworks safety and legal awareness course offered by the Explosives Regulatory Division, Department of Natural Resources or a course certified as equivalent by the Minister of Natural Resources.

  • Marginal note:Late submission of proof

    (2) An applicant who has not completed the display fireworks safety and legal awareness course or a certified equivalent on the date their application is submitted may, within six months after that date, submit to the Chief Inspector of Explosives proof of their successful completion.

  • Marginal note:Display supervisor

    (3) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of fireworks operators to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) the number and expiry date of the applicant’s fireworks operator certificate;

    • (d) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months;

    • (e) a copy of the applicant’s work journal that sets out

      • (i) the date and place of each fireworks display at which the applicant has worked and a description of the fireworks used,

      • (ii) the capacity in which the applicant acted at each fireworks display, and

      • (iii) the name of the display supervisor in charge at each fireworks display; and

    • (f) a letter of recommendation.

  • Marginal note:Endorsements

    (4) In an application for a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor with endorsement), in addition to providing the information and documents referred to in subsection (3), the applicant must establish that they have acted as a display supervisor in charge in at least three fireworks displays within the previous five years and,

    • (a) for a large shell endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display at which the applicant was trained in the use of large shells and which attests that the applicant is able to safely use the shells;

    • (b) for a nautical effects endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display at which the applicant was trained in the use of nautical effects and which attests that the applicant is able to safely use the effects;

    • (c) for a flying saucer endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display at which the applicant was trained in the use of flying saucers and which attests that the applicant is able to safely use flying saucers;

    • (d) for a rooftop site endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display at which the applicant was trained to fire fireworks from a rooftop and which attests that the applicant is able to safely fire from a rooftop site;

    • (e) for a bridge site endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display at which the applicant was trained to fire fireworks from a bridge and which attests that the applicant can safely fire from a bridge site;

    • (f) for a flatbed site endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display at which the applicant was trained to fire fireworks from a flatbed and which attests that the applicant can safely fire from a flatbed site; or

    • (g) for a floating platform site endorsement, establish that they hold a fireworks operator certificate (display supervisor) and submit a letter that is signed by the display supervisor in charge of a display in which the applicant was trained to fire fireworks from a floating platform and which attests that the applicant can safely fire from a floating platform site.

  • Marginal note:Display visitor

    (5) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (display visitor) must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of fireworks operators to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months;

    • (d) a copy of the applicant’s resumé that sets out the displays in which they have used display fireworks and the people and organizations for which they have worked;

    • (e) a list of the fireworks displays in which they plan to participate while in Canada and the dates of the events; and

    • (f) the name, telephone number and number of the fireworks operator certificate of the supervisor in charge at each fireworks display in which they plan to participate.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (6) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate or for a modification to, or change of, a certificate must pay the applicable fees set out in Part 19.

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