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Performing Arts and Live Events Return to Operations Submission Form

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? Actsafe’s safety advisors can review your safety plan before you head back to production. Fill in and submit your plan below and we will endeavour to provide feedback […]

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Live Events

Here you will find resources related to the live events department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries.

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Industry acts quickly to certify live performance electrical workers

March 3, 2011 Less than a month after Actsafe launched its new Live Performance Electrical Certificate (LPEC), the organization is getting strong signals that the program will be a success. “Our goal is for 100% of our eligible techs to hold this certification,” stated Matt Lees, Personnel Director for Riggit Services Inc. “It’s the first […]

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Health and Safety Guide for Live Performance (Festivals)

This document is a guide to assist you in the design of your own dedicated safety plan for live performance events such as festivals. Nowadays, most people in BC’s entertainment industry are very aware that their workplaces are subject to Workers Compensation Board regulations, but far fewer people know exactly what the regulations are or […]

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Health and Safety Guide for Live Performance (Theatre)

This document is a guide to assist you in the design of your own dedicated safety plan. Nowadays, most people in BC’s entertainment industry are very aware that their workplaces are subject to Workers Compensation Board regulations, but far fewer people know exactly what the regulations are or how to go about complying with them. […]

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Live Performance Electrical Certification

Overview The Live Performance Electrical Certification (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 […]

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Departments

Here you will find arts and entertainment safety resources filtered by departments. Please contact Actsafe if there are any resources you would like to see. View by Department Please find resources in the following departments. Audio Visual View Resources Camera View Resources Construction View Resources Dancers View Resources Electrics View Resources Festivals View Resources First […]

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Stage Management

Here you will find resources related to the stage management department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Audio Visual

Here you will find resources related to the audio visual department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Set Decoration

Here you will find resources related to the set decoration department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Hair and Makeup

Here you will find resources related to the hair and makeup department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries.

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New CEO Announcement

New CEO Announcement March 2022 9 March 2022 The Board of Directors of Actsafe Safety Association is pleased to announce that Trina Pollard has been named as CEO of Actsafe Safety Association. Trina’s employment will commence in early April. Most recently, Trina served as Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC. Prior […]

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Departure Announcement

Departure Announcement December 2021 14 December 2021 After almost three years at the helm of Actsafe Safety Association, Manu Nellutla has announced that he will be resigning as CEO from Actsafe Safety Association effective January 7, 2022.   During his tenure, Manu prioritized growth and innovation. The Actsafe team has doubled in size and has developed additional resources, training programs and safety advisory services such as ActONE (Actsafe’s Occupational health […]

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Monthly Updates – May 2021

Monthly Updates May 2021 We have lots to update you on in May’s monthly updates after a very busy April.   Since the success of What Would Don Do? for the performing arts and live events industry, we’re now launching Ask Anand, a weekly virtual platform for the motion picture and television industry to discuss various health and safety topics. Make sure to register […]

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Actsafe’s Safety Sphere

Everybody knows that performing an inspection can be overwhelming. Whether you are a safety specialist or new to performing inspections, you may not know how to start the process and properly analyze the environment around you. Natalli Dias, Motion Picture Safety Advisor, Actsafe Safety Associaton   In some cases, you may have an inspection form […]

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Pandemic, Planning, and Public Health in the Arts Community

What a wild journey we have all been on since the arrival of SARSCov- 2 in early 2020. Casting my mind back, I remember hearing reports of a deadly virus in China. Shortly afterward I began hearing about its detection in a variety of European countries with it moving swiftly toward us as Spring Break […]

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Actsafe Gives Back

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process. The winners were announced in our monthly update email in January 2021. Please watch this space for Actsafe’s […]

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Not to be a Pain…

Ever had a pain in the neck? Well, ergonomics is a science that tries to design places and activities around cast and crew to reduce pains like that. It recognizes that everyone is different and because of these differences they may not relate the same way to pillows, work signage, tools, equipment, and spaces. Ergonomics […]

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JHSC Terms of Reference

This guide and attached template are designed to offer information and guidance in developing a Rules of Procedure (Terms of Reference) document for use in Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events workplaces in British Columbia.  As with any template, the information must be reviewed before […]

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COVID-19 Support Program

Actsafe is partnering with Iridia Medical to bring their COVID-19 Support Program to Actsafe’s members at a special discounted rate.   Iridia has a team of health care professionals, emergency planners, and educators who are available to support the arts and entertainment industries in all aspects of the COVID-19 response.   Iridia is continually updating our program […]

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What Would Don Do

Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Join Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts and Live Events, and his co-host Will Heller, Safety Advisor for Performing Arts and Live Events, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these […]

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What Would Don Do?

Join Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these testing times.  Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Contact Don at donparman@actsafe.ca to get signed up. Keep an eye on our social media […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries In the midst of COVID-19 we’ve curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to our industries. As your occupational health and safety association we endeavour to continue to share articles and knowledge with the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. COVID-19 Protocols at […]

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Safety in Entertainment Awards

Nominations are now open! The Actsafe Safety in Entertainment (ASE) Awards recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety over the course of the year in the arts and entertainment industries. We are calling on you to nominate co-workers, organizations, and individuals that you feel prioritized safety from March 2021 to February […]

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Concussion Awareness, Response, and Management Flowchart

The entertainment production community, working with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, is happy to make the Concussion Awareness Training Tool’s (CATT) Concussion Awareness flowchart available for employers, supervisors, and workers in B.C’s arts and entertainment industries. This flowchart outlines a pathway that should be followed to respond to and manage a suspected concussion […]

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