Enhancing Flame Retardancy






Duration : 20 minutes

Flame retardants have been used since the early 1970s and are applied to materials to prevent burning or slow the spread of fire. In a theatre environment, they can be applied to a number of items, such as fabrics, sets, costumes, and props, to inhibit or reduce their ability to burn. This eLearning course provides an introduction to the use of flame retardant products, explaining the various techniques and products utilised within the industry to help protect performers, crew, and the audience.

Course Content: -Flame retardants & the law -Reducing Flammability Hierarchy -Control measures -Materials and use of products -Flame retardants in a theatre setting -Testing -Product selection -Terminology