Actsafe’s June Updates

May was another great month at Actsafe and in British Columbia’s entertainment industry. Discover what we got up to throughout May and what we have coming up in June, including;

  • Actsafe Job Opportunities,
  • Upcoming Courses,
  • Peer Safety Inspection Program,
  • Annual General Meeting,
  • June Events…and more!

We hope that you’re enjoying the new format of how we’re delivering our news. If you have any feedback please reach out to us:

On The Road

Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, had a 4 day trip in May to 4 venues:

  1. Creekside Theatre, Lake Country, BC
  2. Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, Vernon, BC
  3. Caravan Farm Theatre, Armstrong, BC
  4. Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC

The 1025 km round trip was very successful as Don certified 26 people in Performing Arts Safety Awareness and 6 people in Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals.

If you would like Don to visit your venue, please email him here.

New Job Openings

Are you passionate about health and safety? Do you want to work in a fast-paced industry alongside a fun, high-calibre team? If yes, Actsafe may have the perfect role for you!

To assist and support the entertainment industry in advising and training, Actsafe is looking to hire two industry safety advisors that will report to the Manager of Performing Arts, Programs & Services and the Manager of Motion Picture, Programs & Services respectively.

Find the full job description and how to apply click here.

Upcoming Courses


Peer Safety Inspection Program

Actsafe is looking for live event venues with availability in June and July to participate in our Peer Safety Inspection program.

The program works by having 2 technicians from Venue A do a safety walkthrough of Venue B. The process is reversed and together we review the findings. Actsafe will then advise on how best to solve the issues. This is a great tool for learning how to do inspections, assess risk and network with colleagues. Contact Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, for more information:

Thanks to everyone who has already applied – we will be in touch soon.

WorkSafeBC Prevention Conference

Pictured; Don Parman and Jennifer Lane (Actsafe Safety Association)

In May, members of the Actsafe team attended WorkSafeBC’s 2019 Prevention Conference. The team attended many sessions which were filled with great insights and the conference has given us inspiration for the Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2020.

You can find WorkSafeBC’s resources here.

Cone Zone Campaign

WorkSafeBC officially launched the 9th annual Cone Zone Campaign which will run until August 31st.

Between 2009 and 2018, 13 roadside workers were killed and 213 were injured and missed time from work due to being hit by a motor vehicle as they worked roadside. Whether we drive, bike, walk or use transit to get to work we all use the roadways and we all have a part to play to help make them safer for roadside workers.

Notice of AGM

Actsafe Safety Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 9.30am at the Actsafe office.

Also, Actsafe’s Annual Report is now available; it takes a look at 2018’s initiatives, events, outreach, statistics and more.

Click here to view.


Road Safety At Work Workshops

Road Safety at Work are holding free half day workshops to help participants begin or improve an occupational road safety program.

Upcoming B.C. dates:

  • Kamloops – June 13th (Building a stronger road safety culture)
  • Cranbrook – June 26th (Building a stronger road safety culture)
  • Nelson – June 27th (Introducing road safety tools and resources for your workplace).

Register here.


Our Growth Throughout April


New subscribers to our newsletter.


New social media followers.


New users in our STAR (Safety Training And Records) System.


People were trained through Actsafe courses.


Website visitors.


Actsafe has achieved a Gold Level Sustainable Offices certification from Simon Fraser University. The Certified Sustainable Offices program encourages businesses to adopt practices that improve their ecological, economic and social performance.

To be inspired, see our sustainability efforts here.


World Environment Day

June 5th is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. This year’s theme is ‘Air Pollution’.

For information and inspiration to live and work in a more sustainable way, Actsafe has partnered with Reel Green to offer a free Carbon Literacy workshop. Upcoming course dates are June 2nd and June 19th.

For more info and to register, click here.

Need Health & Safety Advice? Connect With Our Advisors

Don Parman

Manager, Performing Arts Programs and Services, Don Parman
Direct: 604.495.0034
Office: 604.838.0290

Anand Kanna

Manager, Motion Picture Programs and Services, Anand Kanna
Direct: 604.495.0028
Office: 604.733.4682 Ext. 120