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Rigging inspections…why bother?

Liability.     Wes Jenkins, Senior Partner, Down Stage Right Industries Ltd Now that I have your attention, I want to briefly share my thoughts on rigging inspections and best practices. Rigging inspections are required by various provincial, national, and international codes and standards as well as responding to industry best practices. They reduce the […]

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#7 Rigging Systems and Flown Scenery Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

Anyone who is responsible for rigging must understand the legislation before proceeding with any rigging work. Rigging is one of the most dangerous tasks in the theatre and it presents hazards for: • The operator (musculoskeletal and other bodily injuries) • The performers or crew onstage below (being crushed by falling scenery) • The audience […]

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Spotlight: Philip Messenger, High Rigging Specialist Video

Actsafe shines the Spotlight on Philip Moessinger, Aerial Rigging Specialist with Riggit Services Inc.

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Conduct inspections to help build healthy and safe workplaces

There are many different types of workplaces within B.C.’s performing arts and motion picture industries. Because of this diversity of work, and the environments in which the work is done, it is critical to conduct regular health and safety inspections to help prevent workplace incidents. Kim Stubbs, OHS Consultant, WorkSafeBC Performing arts may include theatre, […]

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Safety Scene – Spring 2021: Inspections

This quarter’s theme is Inspections. Every workplace knows the cost of a workplace incident. It can take weeks for the person hurt to return to work, or for the piece of equipment to be replaced. There is of course no way to ensure with one hundred percent certainty that this won’t happen but, to minimize […]

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Protecting workers from the increased use of disinfectants, cleaners, and sanitizers during COVID-19

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces plays an important part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. In the arts and entertainment industries, surfaces can include cameras, rigging equipment, costumes, and props. Workers who use cleaning products may risk chemical exposure that can cause injury. Many cleaning disinfectants contain chemicals that are dangerous if not used as directed. […]

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List of Performing Arts Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the performing art industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations. Health & Safety Bulletin #1 Animal Handling Rules Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #2 Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs And Lighting Effect Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #3 Edged and Piercing Props Performing Arts […]

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aDB Structural Engineering Inc.

Services include suspended & ground based truss design, full interior/exterior structural set design for movies & TV, custom elements for dynamic/stunt work, suspended sets & green bed systems and more.

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Aerial Platform Safe Operating Guidelines and Weight Chart

Aerial Platform safe operating guidelines for weight capacity. Includes a Platform Capacity Reduction Weight Chart. Aerial platform weight chart guidelines Also refer to the following manuals (PDF format): JLG Rigging Manual , JLG Cribbing Manual , Genie Rigging Manual , Genie Cribbing Manual

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Power Line Distance Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (344 KB). Working Close to Energized Overhead Power Lines This addendum should be used anytime work is being done near overhead power lines and in conjunction with the following Safety Bulletins: #8 – Traditional Camera Cars #22 – Elevating Work Platforms #23 – Lighting Systems & […]

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Genie Operators Supplemental Manual For Authorized & Trained Set Lighting Technicians & Studio Grips

This Supplemental Manual was prepared by Genie Industries at the express request of unions representing Set Lighting Technicians and Studio Grips. These operators requested Genie’s written permission to use the Approved Models listed below in certain ways that deviate from Genie’s standard manuals for that equipment. This Supplemental Manual contains Genie’s written permission and the […]

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JLG Supplemental Operators Manual for Authorized & Trained Set Lighting Technicians & Studio Grips

The purpose of this rigging manual is to provide owners, users, operators, lessors, and lessees with the precautions and operation procedures essential for the safe and proper machine operation for its intended purpose. JLG Rigging Manual PDF  

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Safety Scene – September 2015 Edition

In the September 2015 issue: a “BEST OF” Spotlight on Philip Moessinger – Rigging Grip in live events. Workers Compensation Act changes relating to Injunctions & Due Diligence. Actsafe’s Propane Awareness Campaign. and much more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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