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Inclement Weather, January 15th, 2020

Please note: the Actsafe office will be closed Wednesday, January 15 due to extreme weather. All team members will be available via email. For any further assistance, please email info@actsafe.ca or contact us on our website via LiveChat . We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay safe out there #BC!

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Extreme Hot Weather Ahead

Heat-related health and safety hazards increase when temperatures rise, and workers and employers must take precautions to prevent serious medical distress. Actsafe has compiled some resources for workers and employers to use when crews are scheduled to work outdoors in extreme hot weather conditions. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s Working in Heat […]

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#38 Inclement or Severe Weather Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin identifies the safety considerations that should be addressed when working outdoors in areas where there is a potential for thunderstorms, lightning, flash flooding, extreme winds, large hail, tornadoes and hurricanes. Inclement or Severe Weather Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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AED Program

Actsafe’s AED Program offers our members a great opportunity to equip their organizations and productions with an Automated External Defibrillator at a cost that will fit any budget. Actsafe offers two options: rental and purchase. Rental This option makes an AED affordable to all types of short term projects in the performing arts and motion […]

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Monthly Updates – November 2021

Monthly Updates November 2021 As we enter the final months of the year, Actsafe is busy finishing our 2021 projects and planning on how we can best support the arts and entertainment industries in 2022.  This November, we are asking you to nominate those who have put safety first in 2021 for an Actsafe Safety in […]

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Working In Extreme Hot Conditions

To read the full document, and to print, click here (361 KB). It is officially summer here in British Columbia, and this can only mean one thing – sun! Although most of us enjoy the warm weather, this also means outdoor working conditions can get hot, uncomfortable, and unfortunately smoky due to the wildfires our […]

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Fire and explosion risks when refuelling boats

May 21, 2021, WorkSafeBC Risk Advisory This risk advisory was published on WorkSafeBC’s website to support employers in reducing of fires and explosions by implementing safe work procedures for refueling boats — minimizing the chance of fuel spills, removing sources of ignition, and providing adequate ventilation to eliminate gasoline vapours. What is the potential risk? […]

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Monthly Updates, November 2020

October has been a busy month for Actsafe with the release of a new COVID-19 safety course, the development of a checklist to assist with COVID-19 Safety Plans, and an updated Provincial Health Order.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find information about all of the above, as well as a number of upcoming webinars, Actsafe […]

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News

Join our mailing list and you’ll be kept up-to-date on industry news and information.  We’ll notify you of; important upcoming events (including our popular Entertainment Safety Conference and our annual Injury Prevention Week), Industry hazard alerts,  monthly updates focused on health and safety news in the arts and entertainment sectors, our very own quarterly Safety Scene newsletter […]

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Industry Updates

WorkSafeBC announces additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19 What Would Don Do? Workers Compensation Act Updates April 2020 Steps for Life: Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2020: Concussions Class Order – Mass Gatherings, Re: COVID-19 COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet […]

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Monthly Updates, December 2019

Actsafe’s December Updates 2019 is coming to a close and what a year it has been, and November was no exception. Preparation for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference has well and truly begun. Have you purchased your ticket? You will also find details about the inaugural Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards, information on working in winter […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

Written by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch withDon; donparman@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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“We are in the entertainment business, not the emergency business… aren’t we?”

An article by Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM), UKCMA, Director of Gentian Events Ltd. for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. So, how do we prepare for crowd emergencies and what do those emergencies look like? I will answer the second one first: everything and anything that might impact negatively, hurt, scare, or kill your […]

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Toolbox Talks

#1 Worker Rights & Responsibilities #2 Working Alone #3 Reporting Procedures #4 First Aid and Emergency Procedures #5 Proper Lifting Techniques #6 Ladder Safety #7 Slips, Trips & Falls #8 WHMIS 2015 #9 Risk Assessment       #11 Safe Use of Aerial Lifts #12 Working in Hot Weather #13 Working in Wet or Cold […]

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List of Motion Picture Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations. Health & Safety Bulletin Call Sheet Memo Pre-Production #1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3A […]

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Safety Scene – December 2018 Edition

In the December 2018 issue: Actsafe’s Event Safety Conference 2019. New AEDs available in January. Working in cold weather conditions. Actsafe seeks new Executive Director. Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning one of five $10 Starbucks vouchers by completing our short Newsletter Feedback survey. View The Actsafe Safety Scene […]

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Working Alone or in Isolation Motion Picture Fact Sheet #14

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Introduction Definition Working alone or in isolation – According to the Regulation, to work alone or in isolation “means to work in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to the worker in case of an emergency, or in case the worker […]

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Use and Set-Up of Large Tents Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (190 KB). Overview When planning any activity requiring the use of a tent that will be occupied by people, the first step is to conduct a risk assessment. The risk assessment will help identify how much space you need and help identify risks associated with flammables […]

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Transportation Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (167 KB). Transportation of Dangerous Goods Anyone who ships, receives or transports dangerous goods must have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification. See https://tc.canada.ca/en for further information on TDG. For your convenience, Actsafe offers the TDG course online. Contact us at 604.733.4682 or courses@actsafe.ca for more […]

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Locations Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Hazard Identification Prior to the day of shooting, a production representative should be designated to review the location and determine if obvious safety hazards exist. This designated person is often the Locations Manager or Assistant Locations Manager. The facility/site representative is often a good […]

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#35 Working In Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors with exposure to extreme heat or hot temperature conditions. Safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to crewmembers. Extreme Hot Weather Conditions Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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Safety Scene – December 2014 Edition

In the December 2014 issue: The Actsafe “Best Of” Spotlight on Jay Dodge, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo Propane Safety Tips for working in winter weather Things to keep in your car in case of a winter emergency and much more!   View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Telehandler/Rough Terrain Forklift Training

Course Delivery: Online + In-PersonCourse Cost: $150/$250 +GSTOnline Theory Duration: 1.5hrsCourse Duration: 5.5/9.5hrs PRICE Experienced Operator: $150 + GST Experienced Operators = > 40 hrs of experience Schedule: Online theory + one 4-hour practical assessment Inexperienced Operator: $250 + GST Inexperienced Operators = < 40 hrs of experience Schedule: Online theory + two 4-hour practical assessments […]

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Skid Steer Training

Course Delivery: Online + In-PersonCourse Cost: $150/$250 +GSTOnline Theory Duration: 2hrsCourse Duration: 6/10hrs PRICE Experienced Operator: $150 + GST Experienced Operators = > 40 hrs of experience Schedule: Online theory + one 4-hour practical assessment Inexperienced Operator: $250 + GST Inexperienced Operators = < 40 hrs of experience Schedule: Online theory + two 4-hour practical assessments […]

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