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These guidelines are intended to provide recommendations on boating safety for film casts and crews. Boating Safety Motion Picture Safety Bulletin PDF

The following procedures are recommended for all water work, including, but not limited to: ponds, rivers, lakes, swamps, bogs, oceans, pools, and tanks, or any other unduly wet work environment. Water Hazards Motion Picture Safety Bulletin PDF

Urban locations such as alleyways, beneath bridges, tunnels, abandoned structures, storm channels and other locations may present health risks and other hazards which can be mitigated prior to the Production Company prepping and/or shooting at the location. These guidelines are intended to provide recommendations to prepare urban locations for filming. Safety bulletins are recommended guidelines […]

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors and exposed to poisonous plants. Although the types of poisonous plants may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to crew members working at locations where these plants grow. Poisonous Plants Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

These guidelines are for your safety when working on-board trains, in railway yards, or in the vicinity of railway equipment. These guidelines do not discuss work on or around electric third rail trains or tracks of the type used in many rapid transit systems. Check local regulations for specific guidelines, regulations, and required training. In […]

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working on locations where various indigenous pests may be present. Although the types of pests may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to cast and crewmembers. Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin Please also refer to: Animal Handling […]

Workers who may encounter bears, cougars or wolves in the course of their work must receive related education and safety training. The following topics should be included in an organization’s health and safety program. BC Wildlife Motion Picture Bulletin

These guidelines address non-camera utility vehicles used for production support, such as ATVs, golf carts, snowmobiles and utility vehicles with small engines and/or electric powered. (For camera vehicles, see bulletins #8—8C.) Vehicle operators must observe all applicable rules and regulations. In order to provide a safe workplace, the following vehicle guidelines have been established regardless […]

The following recommendations and requirements apply where SCUBA equipment using compressed air or compressed oxygen will be utilized in filming. Scuba Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

Section 24.13(1)(a) of the Regulation requires that all divers in an occupational diving operation meet the requirements of CSA Standard 275.4-97 Competency Standard for Diving Operations. Each diver is also required to be competent to use the equipment that he or she will be using during the diving operation. The purpose of this guideline is […]

A Traditional Camera Car (“camera car”) includes any self-propelled vehicle specifically engineered for the mounting and manning of cameras and other equipment for the primary purpose of filming from a stationary or moving vehicle. Excluded from these guidelines are specialty tracking vehicles, including but not limited to, motorized process vehicles, and powered camera vehicles (such […]

These guidelines apply to any towed vehicle or trailer specifically designed to carry personnel, equipment or other vehicles. Camera Cars Addendum A Process Trailer: Towed Vehicle motion picture bulletin PDF

This safety bulletin offers guidelines for the safe operation of traditional camera cars and camera boom vehicles used on set in production environments. All camera boom vehicles are subject to all requirements outlined in the Camera Cars Motion Picture Bulletin. Camera Cars Addendum B Camera Boom Vehicles.  

This safety primer covers equipment, vehicles, and locations in the motion picture industry. For your printed copy(ies) please contact us info@actsafe.ca To read the full Motion Picture Safety Primer Equipment Vehicles Locations document, and to print, click here (322 kB).

Please Note: it is currently required that an experienced community film liaison with overdose (OD) intervention training be hired when filming on the DTES. In 2017 the City of Vancouver experienced an overdose crisis largely in the DTES. Fentanyl-laced drugs are commonplace and, therefore, more people are choosing to do drugs in public spaces (streets, […]

Please find our Actsafe Location and Production Office Hazard Checklist form below. This checklist should be completed or each location or production office. Explain all items of concern and how/when these items will be resolved in the Hazard Description Table. Location and Production Office Hazard Checklist PDF

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 resource for determining possible hazards. The following should be determined prior to prep […]

The Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center provide information and resources for mesothelioma patients and their families.

A wide variety of products are used to create photographic dust effects in motion picture and television production. This fact sheet has been developed to inform and assist production is when using these products. It is important that productions fully understand the potential effects of exposure, especially if harmful ingredients are present. Dust Effects Fact […]

Power Line Distance Fact Sheet PDF This fact sheet should be used anytime work is being done near overhead power lines and in conjunction with the following Safety Bulletins: Traditional Camera Cars Elevating Work Platforms Lighting Systems & Other Electrical Equipment Camera Cranes  

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how […]

This WorkSafeBC booklet describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials. It discusses suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials. Updated to include Regulatory changes that came into effect on May 1, 2017. This version reflects the following updates: regulation requirements who is qualified to deal […]

Actsafe shines the Spotlight on Hans Dayal, Locations Manager in British Columbia’s Film Industry, discussing safety while managing and working in production environments.

The employer must ensure that a sufficient number of plumbed washrooms are readily available for the crew. Readily available means the walking distance from a working area to a washroom should not be more than 60 metres (200 feet). In multi-storied workplaces, washrooms should not be more than one floor above or below the working […]



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