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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 […]

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“We Need To Talk About Orientations”

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. YES, you need to do this for every new and young worker! YES, you should do this at the top of each call! We need to talk about orientations for […]

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Supergirl: Leading By Example

Written by Jennifer Lane, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Actsafe Safety Association.   The role of a Locations Manager is to source and find locations to be used in production. It is part of their role to ensure that the location is a safe environment for the crew to be in, and one they can get […]

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Monthly Updates, August 2019

Actsafe’s August Updates July was another great month for Actsafe with a lot of exciting things happening to update you on, including; Upcoming Courses and Dates Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week New Job Openings Outreach… and more! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to get the latest arts and entertainment safety news. See you next month! […]

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Board Treasurer Position Available

Board Treasurer Position About Us: Actsafe Safety Association Board is seeking a leader with experience and expertise in accounting and finance to join the Board of Directors as Treasurer. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who would like to share their knowledge and participate in the continued growth of the organization, gaining interesting governance […]

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Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2019: Orientation

Actsafe’s new and improved quarterly newsletter Safety Scene is here, and this quarter’s theme is Orientation! The Summer Edition is filled with articles on how to carry out orientations in your workplace, tips from the orientation experts, and a production who is leading by example. Inside, you will also find a fillable New and Young Worker […]

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Monthly Updates, May 2019

Actsafe’s May Updates Course Update We listened to your feedback following the launch of our online Motion Picture Safety 101 – General Safety Awareness course, and in an effort to remove all glitches we will be uploading an updated version of the course on May 6, 2019. If you are in the process of completing […]

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Job Openings at Actsafe

Positions Available: Safety Advisor Job Description for Safety Advisor About Us Actsafe supports the Entertainment industry in British Columbia by providing occupational health & safety advisory services, resources, training and support as needed to help employers, workers and supervisors achieve a healthy and safe workplace. Actsafe was established in 1998 and we serve members in […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIG WORD It’s an even bigger responsibility. Here at Actsafe, we know that it is our responsibility to ensure that our day-to-day operations do not negatively impact the environment, and it is our hope that in doing so, we inspire others to live a more socially responsible lifestyle. That’s why we are […]

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Calibration Factors for Haze and Fog in the Film Industry

This report was submitted to IATSE by Aura Health & Safety Corporation in April 2018. With the increased use of fog-based products in the entertainment industry, interest in the health effects of fog exposures among workers in the industry has also grown. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) requested Aura Health and Safety […]

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Actsafe Launches Injury Prevention Initiative

To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe we’ve launched a new digital safety initiative, Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week).  Each year AIP Week will highlight preventable industry injuries within different sectors of production work. This year’s week long campaign is entitled Back Here, Safety Matters and puts a […]

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Aspiring Filmmaker Award

Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award 2020 Returning for its third year, Actsafe’s Aspiring Filmmaker Award 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 […]

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Conference

Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference EARLY BIRD SALES CLOSE JANUARY 31! Visit actsafeconference.ca to learn more and to register. 2020 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference March 5–7, 2020 River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC Register now for the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences […]

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Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making live events and performing arts workplaces safe for workers and audiences alike! Our Entertainment Safety Conference brings together a broad range of stakeholders from festivals, performing arts and live event venues, health and safety organizations, event production suppliers, education providers, service organizations, […]

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AED Rental 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 – This option makes an AED affordable to all types of short term projects in the performing arts and motion picture industries.  Actsafe […]

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Reel Green (Creative BC) Website Resource

Reel Green believe that Sustainable Production is the future of filmmaking. Their mission is to enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices in the motion picture industry to contribute to the betterment of the world. Reel Green is a resource centre with a collection of best practices to help productions reduce their environmental impacts and improve their overall environmental footprint.

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Sustainable Lockup Website Resource

Sustainable Lockup is a collaborative space to enable sustainable production in entertainment.  Presently, the Sustainable Lockup houses a material reuse centre, a retail space and also facilitates a food donation program.  Sustainable Lockup has many great solutions planned to help the entertainment industry easily integrate sustainable production practices.

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Green Vendor Search

Use this search tool to help find green services and products for your film or television production here in BC. This resource can also be found on the Green Production Guide.

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2018

  November 5th – 9th, 2018 To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe, we’re launching a brand new injury prevention initiative, the Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week.) The goal of our annual event is to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s motion picture […]

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Reel Green Carbon Literacy Course

Carbon Literacy is a unique, engaging and solutions-based training session offering attendees the information and inspiration to live and work in a more sustainable way.

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Actsafe Safety Association Industry Advisors

Actsafe provides safety and health consulting assistance to the motion picture, television, live event and performing arts industries. Our team are available to help guide productions through health and safety issues and deliver Actsafe’s resources to the industry.

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set.

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Firearm Safety Level One

Developed and presented by Felcan Enterprises, this 1-day course provides an introduction to Firearm Safety for the entertainment industry.

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Industry acts quickly to certify live performance electrical workers

March 3, 2011 Less than a month after Actsafe launched its new Live Performance Electrical Certificate (LPEC), the organization is getting strong signals that the program will be a success. “Our goal is for 100% of our eligible techs to hold this certification,” stated Matt Lees, Personnel Director for Riggit Services Inc. “It’s the first […]

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Filming in the Down Town East Side (DTES)

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, […]

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