Harold Upton - Senior Pyrotechnician
BSc (Hons), Dip Pyrotechnics, Dip FP, Dip FS | Supervising Pyrotechnician & Managing Director
Past President - Australian Fireworks Association
Australian Representative - International Fireworks Association - China
Training Committee - Pyrotechnic Guild International - USA
Harold Upton has been a professional Pyrotechnican since 1992 and has conducted over 1,000 fireworks displays in Australia and overseas.
Pyrotechnic & Scientific Training
Diploma of Pyrotechnics
In 2000 Harold wrote the Worlds first competency based training standards for the pyrotechnic industry. In 2001 he wrote the Diploma of Pyrotechnics bases on these standards. In April 2002 the Diploma of Pyrotechnics accredited by the ACT Accreditation and Research Council within the Australian Qualification Framework under the auspices of the Australian National Training Authority. The Diploma of Pyrotechnics is the first Competency based training program for pyrotechnicians, and the first accredited qualification in pyrotechnics, in the world.
The Risk Management Practices and Procedures for Pyrotechnic Displays written by Harold Upton are world best practice and form the basis for the Pyrotechnic Guild International Display Operators Certification Program chapter on Risk Management that was also written by Harold Upton
Harold Upton is a member of the Technical Drafting Committee for the Australian Standards on Explosives- Storage, transport and use, Part 3: Pyrotechnics – Shopgoods Fireworks – Design, performance and testing – AS 2187.3. Harold had considerable input into the technical aspects of this standard.
International Fireworks Conventions
Licences and Permits Held By Harold Upton or His Businesses
Professional Associations and Journals