Safety Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture industry in British Columbia. The Actsafe Safety Bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations.

Motion Picture

Extended Work Hours

Fatigued? Worried about driving home after a long shift? Collective agreement guidelines may provide options to help.

The following guidelines from The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) set forth common sense measures which should be considered when extended work days are necessitated, including how to recognize the danger signs of sleep deprivation, and an understanding of how your supervisor will assist anyone experiencing tiredness.

DGC Members “Extended Work Days Bulletin”
BCCFU Members “Extended Work Days Bulletin”

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Actsafe Safety Bulletins

Table of Contents
General Code of Safe Practices for Production
Photographic Dust Effects Fact Sheet

#1 – Safety With Firearms
#2 – Special Use of Live Ammunition
#3 – Helicopters
#3A – Addendum “A” for Helicopters – External Loads
#4 – Stunts
#5 – Policies & Programs
#6 – Animal Handling Rules
#7 – SCUBA Equipment Recommendations
#7A – Addendum “A” for SCUBA Equipment – WCB of BC Guideline G24.13
#8 – Traditional Camera Cars*
*Please also see Power Line Distance Fact Sheet
#8A – Addendum “A” for Traditional Camera Cars – Process Trailer/ Towed Vehicle
#8B – Addendum “B” for Traditional Camera Cars – Camera Boom Vehicles
#9 – Multiple Dressing Room Units
#10 – Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs and Lighting Effects
#10A – Air Quality
#11 – Fixed-Wing Aircraft
#11A – Addendum “A” for Fixed-Wing Aircraft – External Loads
#12 – Exotic Venomous Reptiles
#13 – Gasoline Operated Equipment
#14 – Parachuting and Skydiving
#15 – Boating Safety
#16 – Pyrotechnic Special Effects
#17 – Water Hazards
#18 – Air Bags
#19 – Open Flames
#20 – Motorcycles
#21 – Appropriate Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment
#22 – Elevating Work Platforms (Scissor Lifts) and Aerial Extensible Boom Platforms*
*Please also see Power Line Distance Fact Sheet
#23 – Lighting Systems and Other Electrical Equipment*
*Please also see Power Line Distance Fact Sheet
#24 – Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials
#25 – Camera Cranes*
*Please also see Power Line Distance Fact Sheet
#26 – Preparing Urban Exterior Locations
#27 – Poisonous Plants
#28 – Railways and Railway Equipment
#29 – Hot Air Balloons
#29A – Exterior Personnel/ Equipment
#30 – Edged and Piercing Props
#31 – Indigenous Pests
#31A – British Columbia Wildlife
#32 – Food Handling
#32A – Addendum “A” for Food Handling – Craft Services
#32B – Addendum “B” for Food Handling – Ministry of Health File#59
#33 – Infant Actors (15 days to six months)
#33A – Child Actors (two-years to 15-years)
#34 – Working in Extreme Cold Temperature Conditions
#34A – Wind Chill Chart
#35 – Working in Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions
#36 – Unmanned Aerial Systems
#37 – Vehicle Restraint Systems
#38 – Inclement or Severe Weather
#39 – Foam(ed) Plastics in Set and Prop Construction
#40 – Non-Camera Utility Vehicles
#41 – Gimbals/Motion Bases

Actsafe Fact Sheets

#1 – Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes
#2 – First Aid
#3 – Fire Prevention
#4 – Construction/Woodworking
#5 – Construction/Demolition
#6 – Hair and Makeup
#7 – New Locations and Temporary Location Facilities
#8 – WHMIS
#9 – Transportation
#10 – First Aid and Emergency Transportation
#11 – Propane Guidelines
#12 – Fishbones – Electrical Ladders or Cable Hangers
#13 – Use and Set-up of Large Tents
#14 – Working Alone or in Isolation
#15 – WSBC Insurance Coverage for Motion Picture Productions
#16 – Concussions
#17_Washrooms
#18 – Epi-Pens
Power Line Distance Fact Sheet 
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Other Bulletins & Alerts

Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots – WorkSafeBC

Reducing the Risk of Fires or Explosions When Spraying Flammable Products – WorkSafeBC

First-Aid Advisory; Naloxone – WorkSafeBC

 

 

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