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 (UPDATED Mar 10)
#2 – Special Use of Live Ammunition (UPDATED Mar 09)
#3 – Helicopters (CREATED May 03)
#3A – Addendum “A” for Helicopters – External Loads (UPDATED Mar 09)
#4 – Stunts (UPDATED Mar 09)
#5 – Safety Awareness (UPDATED Mar 09)
#6 – Animal Handling Rules (UPDATED Mar 09)
#7 – SCUBA Equipment Recommendations (UPDATED Dec 09)
#7A – Addendum “A” for SCUBA Equipment – WCB of BC Guideline G24.13 (UPDATED May 03)
#8 – Traditional Camera Cars (UPDATED Aug 06)
#8A – Addendum “A” for Traditional Camera Cars – Process Trailer/ Towed Vehicle (UPDATED May 03)
#8B – Addendum “B” for Traditional Camera Cars – Camera Boom Vehicles (UPDATED May 03)
#8C – Addendum “C” for Traditional Camera Cars – Power Line Distance Requirements (UPDATED May 03)
#9 – Multiple Dressing Room Units (UPDATED May 03)
#10 – Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs and Lighting Effects (UPDATED Nov 09)
#10A – Air Quality (ADDED Aug 09)
#11 – Fixed-Wing Aircraft (UPDATED May 03)
#11A – Addendum “A” for Fixed-Wing Aircraft – External Loads (UPDATED May 03)
#12 – Exotic Venomous Reptiles (UPDATED May 03)
#13 – Gasoline Operated Equipment (UPDATED Mar 09)
#14 – Parachuting and Skydiving (UPDATED Jan 08)
#15 – Boating Safety (UPDATED May 03)
#16 – Pyrotechnic Special Effects (UPDATED Mar 09)
#17 – Water Hazards (UPDATED Mar 09)
#18 – Air Bags (UPDATED May 03)
#19 – Open Flames (UPDATED May 03)
#20 – Motorcycles (UPDATED May 03)
#21 – Appropriate Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (UPDATED Mar 09)
#22 – Elevating Work Platforms (Scissor Lifts) and Aerial Extensible Boom Platforms (UPDATED Mar 09)
#22A – Addendum “A” Power Line Distance Requirements (UPDATED May 03)
#23 – Lighting Systems and Other Electrical Equipment (UPDATED Aug 08)
#23A – Addendum “A” Power Line Distance Requirements (UPDATED May 03)
#24 – Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (UPDATED Mar 09)
#25 – Camera Cranes (UPDATED May 03)
#25A – Addendum “A” Power Line Distance Requirements (UPDATED May 03)
#26 – Preparing Urban Exterior Locations (UPDATED May 03)
#27 – Poisonous Plants (UPDATED Mar 09)
#28 – Railways and Railway Equipment (UPDATED May 03)
#29 – Hot Air Balloons (UPDATED Mar 09)
#29A – Exterior Personnel/ Equipment (UPDATED Mar 03)
#30 – Edged and Piercing Props (UPDATED Mar 03)
#31 – Indigenous Pests (UPDATED May 03)
#31A – British Columbia Wildlife (UPDATED Sep 06)
#32 – Food Handling (UPDATED Mar 09)
#32A – Addendum “A” for Food Handling – Craft Services (UPDATED Nov 02)
#32B – Addendum “B” for Food Handling – Ministry of Health File#59 (UPDATED Nov 02)
#33 – Infant Actors (15 days to six months) (UPDATED Nov 02)
#33A – Child Actors (two-years to 15-years) (UPDATED May 03)
#34 – Working in Extreme Cold Temperature Conditions (UPDATED Nov 02)
#34A – Wind Chill Chart
#35 – Working in Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions (UPDATED Jan 08)
#36 – Unmanned Aerial Systems (NEW – Dec 15)
#37 – Vehicle Restraint Systems (UPDATED Aug 03)
#38 – Inclement or Severe Weather (UPDATED Feb 05)
#39 – Foam(ed) Plastics in Set and Prop Construction (UPDATED Jan 08)
#40 – Non-Camera Utility Vehicles (UPDATED Jan 08)
#41 – Gimbals/Motion Bases (ADDED Mar 13)

Actsafe Fact Sheets

#1 – Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes (ADDED June 2009)
#2 – First Aid (ADDED June 2009 – Updated March 2015)
#3 – Fire Prevention (ADDED June 2009)
#4 – Construction/Woodworking (REVISED Apr 2012)
#5 – Construction/Demolition (ADDED June 2009)
#6 – Hair and Makeup (ADDED Dec 2009)
#7 – New Locations and Temporary Location Facilities (ADDED Dec 2009)
#8 – WHMIS (ADDED March 2012)
#9 – Transportation (ADDED Dec 2009)
#10 – First Aid and Emergency Transportation (ADDED Sep 2011)
#11 – Propane Guidelines (REVISED Dec 2012)
#12 – Fishbones – Electrical Ladders or Cable Hangers (ADDED May 2012)
#13 – Use and Set-up of Large Tents (UPDATED April 2015)
#14 – Working Alone or in Isolation (ADDED March, 2013)
#15 – WSBC Insurance Coverage for Motion Picture Productions (ADDED April, 2013)
#16 – Concussions (ADDED May, 2013)
#17_Washrooms (ADDED January 2014)
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