We bring the colour to your photoshoot, we make film and TV come alive, we bring a visual effects to your festival like no other and we make it so easy you will wonder why you haven’t tried Enola Gaye products before. We don’t expect everyone to be pyrotechnic experts so we have designed our products to be super easy to use and safe to everyone in the proximity.
We understand that you have a bunch of questions and we are here to clear the air and enable you to get on with what you’re good at.
For a more detailed risk assessment check our guide to Risk Assessments for Pyrotechnic Products.
We will start with the most common question…
Can Enola Gaye smokes be held in the hand?
You should always wear gloves and eye protection. Once product is ignited place or drop the unit where desired. We do not recommend that you hold the product during its function.
Pulling the ring ignites the product, smoke will start to emit from the top of the product. Sparks can be emitted, also throughout the function of the product hot ash may be emitted, this is uncommon but should be accounted for.
The device does start to warm up through the function of the product. Internally you have a small amount of composition that is burning; during its function the product will become warm, similar to that of a hand warmer. Once the product has finished producing smoke, the casing will continue to warm gradually until the point where it may be uncomfortable to hold. It will not get hot enough to burn the skin.
We manufacture our products so that they are cost effective, if you are at all unsure or if you have not used EG smoke products before, buy several extra units and make your own risk assessment. Always read the instructions before use.
Can you breathe the smoke?
The coloured smoke produced is not known to be toxic, so it is not poisonous and you can be in and around the smoke, but where possible avoid breathing the smoke.
Enola Gaye is the leading designer of coloured smoke for all types of industries especially within the leisure industry and film and photographic world. If you are using coloured smoke around people make sure it is our products. We design our products right down to the last air particle so you can be assured that our coloured smoke is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic; we cannot advise on other brands of smoke.
Does the smoke stain clothing?
Does the smoke stain property?
Also see particle staining above.
Where can we use the smoke without getting in trouble?
- Make sure it is well ventilated
- If it is in a public area, seek permission
- Never use smoke products around animals unless it is a well-managed project
- Always be aware of smoke drift; lots of smoke drifting across roads can create accidents
- Never in sports stadiums, unless approved by the venue
Should we inform the local fire service or police when using EG smoke products?
Use common sense, people panic easily and if you are using our white or black smoke it is easy to alarm people. Coloured smoke is usually just seen as coloured smoke.
Can we take pyrotechnics on planes?
How do we transport pyrotechnics and smoke bombs?
If you have purchased several products loose, keep them in a dry secure place away from sources of ignition.