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 next offering.

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Actsafe Gives Back 2020

CALLING ALL MOTION PICTURE AND PERFORMING ARTS INDUSTRY WORKERS

Know someone that’s been struggling this year? Has work dried up due to COVID-19? Need help with upgrading your safety training? Actsafe has an opportunity for you. 

We’re launching Actsafe Gives Back, a program that will allow disadvantaged workers from the arts and entertainment industries access to safety training they might not be able to afford during this time. Whether you’re transferring from other industries like performing arts or live events, looking to start a career in the motion picture production industry or are a veteran of the industry, Actsafe Gives Back has a training package for you. 

Select one of the following four training packages and use the form below to nominate yourself, or someone you think is deserving, of this package.

Qualifying criteria and further details can be found at the end of this page.

Welcome to the Motion Picture Industry 

Who’s it for?

Anyone new to motion picture production, transferring from another industry such as the performing arts world and COVID-19 Safety Officers.

What’s included?

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 
  • WHMIS 2015 
  • Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO) 
  • Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101 

Retail Value $248

The Basics for Security Workers 

Who’s it for?

Anyone entering the industry looking for work in security or those interested in becoming a member of Teamsters Local 155.

What’s included?

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 
  • WHMIS 2015 
  • Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO) 
  • Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101 
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 

Retail Value $278

What Technicians Need to Know

Who’s it for?

Those looking to enter the industry or upgrade their training to work in the Grip, Lighting, Set Decoration or Construction departments. 

What’s included?

  • WHMIS 2015 
  • Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO) 
  • Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101 
  • Fall Protection Training 
  • Aerial Lift Certification (experienced or inexperienced) 

Retail Value $425 – $530

For the Seasoned Veterans

Who’s it for?

JHSC Members, Shop Stewards, producers of lower-budget productions. 

What’s included?

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 
  • WHMIS 2015 
  • Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101 
  • Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors 
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals  

Retail Value $115

How is this accessed?

Individuals looking at taking advantage of this program are encouraged to submit an application here or using the form below.

The application period ends on December 15th, selected participants will be contacted on December 16th, and will be announced on December 17th through Actsafe’s social media channels, website, and digital and print newsletters.

There are a limited number of packages available, and they will be awarded based on qualifying criteria. Actsafe’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and a Performing Arts Safety Advisor will determine the successful applicants. 

Successful applicants will have until June 30, 2021 to redeem their awarded training package. 

What are the qualifying criteria? 

This initiative is open to: 

  • those currently in the motion picture industry looking to upgrade their safety training and are unable to due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19,
  • those in the performing arts and live event industries affected by the work stoppages due to COVID-19 and looking to transfer their careers into motion picture production,
  • anyone wishing to gain employment in the motion picture industry or; 
  • individuals new to British Columbia who may be experiencing financial difficulties. 

This program is open to union and non-union personnel.  No previous experience in the motion picture industry is necessary to apply, however, industry experience is required to be considered for The Seasoned Veterans package.