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Coronavirus Update

Important information from Christopher Burgess at Illuminate Consult

After recently developing cardiac and respiratory health issues, I have recently been diagnosed with asymptomatic Covid-19, probably from as far back as June. 
This is not immediately life-threatening, but I remain subject to medical supervision and as yet do not have a definitive prognosis.
As you will understand, I have had to curtail many of my normal work/life activities. 
In addition to this, there continues to be an embargo on any closed environment training and this is unlikely to change for the foreseeable future.
I am very aware of the impact coronavirus has had on the firework sector and related industries but can also see that some limited activities may still be taking place.

Training

I am unable to consider any training or operational work until at least February 2021 and will keep this under review dependant on my personal health and the prevailing coronavirus restrictions.
Should you have persons that require new competency training for planned CAT F4 activities, you can contact me directly and I can offer further advice on this matter.

Competency Certification

If you have an Illuminate competency certification that expired after March 26 this year, I will be able to offer a certification extension up to the end January 2021. This will be subject to a simple personal declaration.
I will be contacting all persons who have expired certifications in this period with full details.

Contacting Illuminate

I have a number of outstanding enquiries from individuals over the last few months and will be working through these over the next week or so.
If you need to contact me before then, please email services@illuminateconsult.co.uk
I sincerely wish you all well during this troubled time and am hopeful that 2021 will see me back in full health and looking at a reviving firework industry.
Please all stay safe.

Christopher Burgess. October 2020
 

Illuminate Consult is one of the UK's leading pyrptechnics training and consultancy providers, working across the sector to help companies and individuals raise and maintain standards to the required levels and at the same time reduce the risks of liability.

If you have any involvement with fireworks or pyrotechnics, it is certain that you will be required to understand and conform to The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (ERAR2016) and associated fireworks and Dangerous Goods Carriage Regulations.

We offer: -

  • In house training programmes for you and your staff
  • Open courses in our dedicated training suites
  • Bespoke courses for ‘Persons with Specialist Knowledge’ (mandatory since 4th July 2013)
  • Consultancy to practitioners; regulators; risk managers; insurers and event managers
  • Subscription based Advice & Guidance service, covering all aspects of the UK Pyrotechnics sector
  • Online DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor) subscription service so that you can outsource your DGSA obligations

 

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  • Coronavirus Update

    Date: 19 October 2020
    Coronavirus Update Important information from Christopher Burgess at Illuminate Consult After recently developing cardiac and respiratory health issues, I have recently been diagnosed with... Read more
  • Full CE conformity, 5th July 2017

    Date: 12 March 2017
    BS and CE Fireworks The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010, came into force 4th July 2010 (this included Category F1, F2 and F3 fireworks) excepting part 3 (Category F4 fireworks and... Read more
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