Where a special effects material, article or device is placed on or in contact with a performer's body, appropriate shielding or other form of protection adequate to prevent any injury to the performer shall be provided. This protection shall be sufficient to protect against the normal functioning of the special effects material, article or device, as well as any possible malfunction.
Special effects materials, articles or devices shall be discharged or otherwise used only when the area wherein the effect is to occur is in clear view of the certificate of fitness holder for such special effects or in the clear view of a trained and knowledgeable assistant who is in direct communication with such certificate of fitness holder. Such communication may be accomplished through the use of lights or other nonverbal signals.
Immediately before any special effect, the certificate of fitness holder shall conduct a final inspection of all components of the special effects, including wiring, electrical connections and special effects materials, articles or devices, to ensure that they are in proper working order and to verify that all required safety distances are maintained.
Special effects materials, articles or devices shall be placed and wired in a manner designed to minimize the risk of performers and others.
All special effects materials, articles and devices not needed for the conduct of the special effects shall be promptly returned to the storage facility prior to the conduct of the special effects. All unused special effects materials articles or devices shall be promptly returned to the storage facility after the special effects display.