Actsafe’s November Updates

October was another successful month for the Actsafe Team. We have welcomed two new team members, began selling Early Bird tickets to the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, and assessed how prepared we are for an emergency in our office. We have lots of exciting things lined up for November, so scroll down to find out more.

See you next month!

The Actsafe Team

 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference 2020

Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference. It is the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences alike!

300 Delegates
50+ 90-Min Sessions
20 Tradeshow Exhibitors
Live Demonstrations
Social Events
Free Industry Training
3 Full Days of Programming

It’s not to be missed!
Early Bird deadline is January 31, 2020

 Crowd Safety Workshop

Tickets for Eric Stuart’s two-day Crowd Safety Workshop, March 3-4, 2020, are on sale now. This interactive course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

This ever-popular workshop sells out quickly each year so to secure your spot, register now.

 Emergency Preparedness Drills

ShakeOutBC on October 17th was a great opportunity for us to look at how prepared our workplace is for emergencies. We carried out an earthquake drill as well as practising our first aid. These drills helped us to identify any hazards that may impact keeping everyone safe.

Check out this quarter’s Safety Scene which is filled with lots of emergency preparedness articles and information on how to be prepared for emergencies.

We are also giving away one free Occupational First Aid Level 1 training course. To enter, list the 10 items you need to have in your basic emergency kit (according to in an email to Entries close on October 31st and the winner will be drawn and notified.

 Our Team Is Growing

Actsafe are happy to announce that we have two new additions to our team – Stephanie Lawrence as Industry Safety Advisor, Motion Picture and Will Heller as Industry Safety Advisor, Performing Arts. Welcome Stephanie and Will.

 Fentanyl Overdose Training

Actsafe are holding a FREE naloxone training course on October 30th, delivered by Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan. By the end of this 90 minute course you will be able to describe what opioids are, be able to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose, and know how to deliver naloxone in an emergency. Every attendee will also receive a free Take Home Naloxone (THN) kit.

Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award

As part of WorkSafeBC’s Student Safety Video Contest, Actsafe’s Aspiring Filmmaker Award is back for its third year. It gives aspiring filmmakers a unique opportunity to get a kickstart on their careers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry. The award gives one filmmaking team exposure for their project, the opportunity to have lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker, a behind the scenes tour of a local production and safety training geared towards working in the motion picture industry.

Upcoming Courses

Our Growth Throughout October

People were trained through Actsafe courses.

New STAR (Safety Training And Records) System registrations

Website users.

New subscribers to our industry newsletter and updates.

Sustainable Production Forum

Actsafe are sponsoring Creative BC’s Sustainable Production Forum 2019. The Sustainable Production Forum focuses on the pressing issue of sustainability within the motion picture and entertainment industry.

Tickets on sale now. For more info: 

Occupational Road Safety Program

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

Upcoming dates:

  • Nanaimo – November 26

  • Comox Valley – November 27

  • Langley – December 4

  • Chilliwack – December 5

Content and exercises are of interest to company owners, managers, supervisors, health and safety practitioners, Joint Occupational Health and Safety committee members and others who have responsibility for making decisions and developing programs to keep employees safe on BC roads.

Interested parties can register online, or by contacting Angelina Robinson at / 604-770-2500.

Remembrance Day

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe Remembrance Day weekend.

The Actsafe office will close on Friday, November 8th at 2pm and will reopen on Tuesday, November 12th at 9am.

If you experience a worksite emergency, contact WorkSafeBC. Their Prevention Information Line is 1.888.621.7233.

Regulation Amendments

WorkSafeBC will be holding public hearings for proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation on four dates between October 29 and November 14.

For more information and a schedule of the public hearings visit WorkSafeBC.

Need health and safety advice? Connect with our Safety Team.

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



Will Heller, Industry Safety Advisor, Performing Arts
Direct: 604.733.4682




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



Stephanie Lawrence, Industry Safety Advisor, Motion Picture
Direct: 604.733.4682