Actsafe courses are available only to those who are either presently working or seeking to work in the film or performing arts industries.

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Payment at time of registration must be made to Actsafe via Cash, Cheque, Visa, Visa Debit or Mastercard. Our online registration system also accepts Interac Online.

Additional course dates may be added on demand. Courses may be subject to cancellation. Unless otherwise noted all courses will be held in our training centre. We would be happy to book a group class for you if you have the minimum amount of participants. Call for more information.

Actsafe cancellation/refund policy

If you are unable to attend a course for which you have registered, you must give us at least 3 working days notice for an Actsafe course and 5 working days notice for a Leavitt course date to qualify for a refund or credit for the next course date available. We will not issue a refund or credit if less than the appropriate number of working days notice is given and you may be assessed a re-booking fee. If the employer is to be invoiced, they will be invoiced for your seat regardless of your attendance unless proper notice is given as described above. Credits must be used within a year of the original registration date.


Aerial Platform Training

Blended Learning Training Model as of January 1, 2016

In this combination of online aerial platform theory training and in-person practical assessment*, we aim to reduce the risks related to operating straight telescoping, articulated and scissor lift aerial platforms. The online theory training for aerial platform use was developed to comply with the requirements laid out by both CSA standards B354.2 and B354.4 as well as ANSI standards A92.5 and A92.6.


Cardiac Arrest Management (CAM) – $100 (+ gst)

Actsafe’s CAM course trains people in Cardiac Arrest Management and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
The course covers:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • Recognition and understanding of the different types of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)
  • Basic life support skills, including effective CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Skills are taught in a group session with scenario-based hands on training.

Instructor: Kathy Day

• Offered by request. Call the Actsafe office for more details.

Course runs from 9am – 3pm

Counterbalanced Forklift Training

Blended Learning Training Model as of January 2016.

This combination of online forklift training and a practical assessment aims to reduce the risks associated to sit down, vertical mast forklifts by teaching you the fundamentals of forklift safety. Written to comply with the requirements for theory training as outlined in the CSA standard B335.15 as well as the ANSI standard B56.1, these courses cover all that you need to know to reduce the risks to people, products and property.

Online forklift theory training can be taken at any time from the comfort of your home or office. This course is approximately 2.5 hours long and a mark of 80% is required in order to pass the course. Participants may repeat the course two times if a passing mark has not been achieved. If a passing mark is not achieved after three attempts, re-registration is required.

* The theory portion of the training MUST be completed BEFORE attending the in-person practical assessment.


Fall Protection Training – $65 (+ gst)

New Blended Learning Training Model Starting January 2016!

This online Fall Protection training course covers the basics of fall arrest, travel restraint and work positioning, including fall protection definitions, components, fall calculations, equipment maintenance and rescue planning. The course discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of using fall protection equipment for multiple industries.

Online theory Fall Protection training can be taken any time from the comfort of your home of office. Testing conducted in this online Fall Protection training course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass. Participants may repeat the course two times if a passing mark has not been achieved. If a passing mark is not achieved after three attempts, re-registration is required.

A skills based Fall Protection certificate is available upon successful completion of the practical component. The practical component for Fall Protection can be completed in conjunction with the Aerial Platform practical assessment, if applicable.

Course Topics

• Fall Protection Definitions, Statistics and Case Studies
• Types of Falls, Fall Forces and Speeds
• Applicable Legislation, including CSA and ANSI Standards
• Swing Fall Hazards and Hazard Assessment, Elimination and Control
• Connecting Components, including Snap Hooks and Carabineers
• Lanyards and Anchor Systems
• Travel Restraint and Work Positioning
• Energy Absorbers and Self-Retracting Devices
• Life Safety Ropes and Full Body Harnesses
• Vertical Life Lines and and Fall Arrestors
• Horizontal Life Lines and Suspension Trauma
• Free Fall and Total Fall Distance
• Maximum Arresting Force
• Clearance Requirements
• Equipment Maintenance, Storage and Labels
• Pre-use and Formal Inspections
• Manufacturer’s Instructions
• Fall Protection and Rescue Planning

Instructor: Leavitt Machinery Operator Training

• The practical component for Fall Protection can be completed in conjunction with the Aerial Platform practical assessment.


Firearm Safety Level One – No Charge

Developed and presented by Felcan Enterprises, this 1-day course provides and introduction to Firearm Safety for the entertainment industry. The course will cover safe working practices and legislative requirements, and is of vital importance for those involved in supervising, planning or working on projects involving firearms.

This course is recommended for:

• Production Managers
• Actors
• Technical Directors
• Stage Managers
• Props
• Dolly Grips
• Boom Operators
• Camera Operators & Stills Photographers
• Assistant Directors

For available dates, times and to register, sign in to your profile or create one by clicking here.

Live Performance Electrical Certificate – No Charge

UPDATED May, 2012
The LPEC is an industry training credential that workers in the performing arts industry can obtain by taking an online exam. The test covers electrical work performed during the setup, run and strike of live events, to cable and maintain a lighting rig or set up audio visual or public address systems for live events and performances.

Applicants must demonstrate and document 800 hours of practical experience in their application to be eligible to write the test.

Application Kit


Got a question? Your answer may be in our Q & A.

BC Safety Authority’s Letter of Recognition – Candidates: Please print for your records

In a post-secondary program and want to get credit for your hours? Download this form to record your electrical experience.

Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set.

This orientation program is just one step in a series of courses or programs which will be required by the different associations, guilds, and unions in order to make your entry into the industry.

Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills.


For available dates, times and to register, sign in to your profile or create one by clicking here.

Motion Picture Safety Awareness – No Charge

This four hour general safety workshop is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. Requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada. Great for beginners and veterans alike.

Instructor: Actsafe

For available dates, times and to register, sign in to your profile or create one by clicking here.

Occupational First Aid – Level One – $55 (+ gst)

Includes CPR, crisis management, wound care and more. This full day course packs in life-saving information, and provides a WorkSafeBC OFA certificate.

For more information, please review the WCB standards on Certification of Occupational First Aid Level 1 Attendants.

Instructor: Kathy Day

For available dates, times and to register, sign in to your profile or create one by clicking here.

Propane Safety Awareness Training

Propane Awareness for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (for drivers and transport who have TDG)
Propane can be deadly. This course has been specifically designed for movie industry field personnel who are responsible for the handling, offering for transport and transporting of propane and liquefied petroleum gas transportation and storage of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations. This industry specific edition of the P•T•I 100-03 Training Course has been revised to reflect the most current federal and provincial regulatory requirements for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and is based on the TDG Act 1992, TDG Regulations amended to include SOR/2008-34 (Amendment 6) and the CAN/CSA – B149.2 Propane Storage & Handling Code.

Propane Awareness
Learn to work safely with and around propane. This awareness course is designed for those responsible for coordinating, using and /or lighting propane fired heaters or other propane related equipment or vehicles. Learn about the appropriate use and associated risks of propane, including safe handling, storing, transporting and installation of propane cylinders as well as safe use of direct and indirect fired portable heaters. Learn how to keep yourself and others safe!  

This course is offered onsite upon request. Call the Actsafe office for more details.

Rough Terrain Forklift-Experienced – $120 (+ gst)

This training program is designed to meet the needs of the rough terrain forklift operators, regardless of brand. The program addresses these issues:

1) Cover ANSI Safety Standards
2) Theory and Hands-on Instruction
3) Controls and Functions
4) Steering and Maneuverability
5) Proper Machine Inspection
6) Fueling internal combustion powered lift trucks
7) Safe Load Handling Techniques
8) Stability Principles

This comprehensive program consists of the following:

1) Classroom training on the theory of telescopic handler operation.
2) Hands on operation.
3) Performance by the participant of the following:

• Daily inspection procedure.
• Site inspection for hazards.
• Demonstration of safe operation of the machine.
• Completion of a quiz on all aspects of the operation of the equipment as well as the regulations relating to the safe operation of the equipment.

Instructor: Leavitt Training Agency

• Call the Actsafe office for dates

Course runs from 8am – 4pm

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be taught at Leavitt Training Agency, located at 2nd Floor, 98 Fawcett Road (at United Blvd), Coquitlam, BC.

TDG – $20 (+ gst)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transport Canada regulations require every person handling, offering, or transporting dangerous goods to be certified.

• New requirements for means of containment
• Updated procedures for shipping documents
• Clearer language

This is an online course.  Please click on Course Registration to register.

WHMIS – $20 (+ gst)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Course teaches proper identification, labeling, and handling of workplace hazardous materials.

This is an online course.  Please click on Course Registration to register.