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News and Events

News & Events Actsafe strives to regularly provide our members with the latest health & safety news and information related to the arts and entertainment industries. We host events such as our annual Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award, Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards, and Actsafe Injury Prevention Week to recognize deserving individuals […]

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SafetyLine Working Alone App

Actsafe is partnering with SafetyLine to offer Actsafe’s members an additional 50% off select services. Do you have staff who work alone and you’re concerned for their safety while out on the job? Maybe they’re working in isolation at night? Or, do you have workers performing jobs in potentially dangerous situations? We have good news. […]

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SafetyLine

Actsafe is partnering with SafetyLine to offer Actsafe’s members an additional 50% off select services. Do you have staff who work alone and you’re concerned for their safety while out on the job? Maybe they’re working in isolation at night? Or, do you have workers performing jobs in potentially dangerous situations? We have good news. […]

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COVID-19 Support Program

Actsafe is partnering with Iridia Medical to bring their COVID-19 Support Program to Actsafe’s members at a special discounted rate.   Iridia has a team of health care professionals, emergency planners, and educators who are available to support the arts and entertainment industries in all aspects of the COVID-19 response.   Iridia is continually updating our program […]

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Newsletters

Newsletters Get the benefit of being the first to know about upcoming Actsafe courses and events, as well as health & safety news in the arts & entertainment sectors in our monthly update newsletter emails. Quarterly, we send out Safety Scene, an in-depth 15+ page newsletter featuring articles on safety tips from industry subject matter experts, and […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Concussions are as much a performing artist’s concern as a football player’s, or hockey player’s, or rugby player’s. Few injuries are as well publicized in sport than concussions. It can be a scary injury, especially when we regularly see its unfortunate consequences. Yet, for all the voices raised to reduce head injury in sport, why […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries In the midst of COVID-19 we’ve curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to our industries. As your occupational health and safety association we endeavour to continue to share articles and knowledge with the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. COVID-19 Protocols at […]

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Contact Us

How to contact us Address Actsafe Safety AssociationSuite 140 – 4259 Canada Way,Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1H1 Business hours Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm *Statutory holidays will affect regular business hours. Contact one of our team members via one of the following methods. Instant message us here now. Send us an email here at info@actsafe.ca […]

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Meet the Team

Our team comprises of individuals who are passionate and dedicated to ensuring we provide quality resources and services to everyone in our industries. At Actsafe Safety Association a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all members of the team, stakeholder, community, and individuals whose personal characteristics fall into any of the prohibited grounds […]

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Everyone Has A Role In Earthquake Preparedness

An article by Desiree Hamilton, Emergency Planning Coordinator, Vancouver Emergency Management Agency | City of Vancouver for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. Did you know that a year after The Great East Japan Earthquake, more than 5,400 businesses had yet to reopen and 1,000 businesses were bankrupt within one and a half years? The upcoming Great British […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

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. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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Cardiac Arrest

If you need to revive someone from a sudden cardiac arrest, you need to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Actsafe’s AED Program offers our members a great opportunity to equip their organizations and productions with an AED at a cost that will fit any budget. Learn about our AED Program’s rental and purchase options.

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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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Homepage

Visiting the Office Actsafe Safety Association is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, members, and visitors at our office. The office is currently open for classes and for visitors by appointment.Actsafe is a mask-friendly environment. Please respect everyone’s decision about wearing masks.If you plan to visit us, please find our communicable disease […]

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Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals Group Training Fillable Form

Effective April 3, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandates that all joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members have a minimum of 8-hours of training. Actsafe provides those members with the training, the workshop covers: • Navigating the Workers Compensation Acts and Regulations • Terms of Reference • Meeting Minutes & Reporting • Inspections • Work Refusals • […]

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Propane Guidelines Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (208 KB). As many members of the industry are aware, the BC Film Industry experienced two serious issues with propane and propane fired heaters in the fall of 2010. Workers experienced near misses and serious injuries as a result of these incidents. What many industry […]

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Actsafe Bylaws

Have questions about the rules under which we operate? Read our current bylaws, which includes information on organization membership, membership rights and obligations, meetings of members, proceedings at general meetings, powers and responsibilities of the board and more.

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Production Resources

Starting a production in British Columbia? We’ve curated a selection of important literature and resources to help provide an understanding of requirements for any new productions to create a safe and healthy workplace for your workers. Why not contact our Motion Picture Industry Advisor Anand Kanna (by email or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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Free Hearing Tests

Actsafe provides free hearing testing to motion picture and performing arts workers in occupations deemed as ‘at risk’ of a hearing injury. Any other crew members tested are the responsibility of the production. Section 7.8 (1) of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation states that employers must give workers exposed to noise that exceeds noise […]

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Construction & Demolition Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (196 KB). SIMULTANEOUS WORK The Production/Employer must ensure that safe work practices are being used when different work is carried out simultaneously at the same location. If a work process could potentially jeopardize the safety of the people present, the Production/Employer must ensure that these hazards […]

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Fire Prevention Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (159 KB). Before renting or occupying a house or a building, the producer must ensure that it meets fire prevention standards and that it contains the necessary fire fighting equipment, in compliance with the NFPA 140. The distance to be covered between any point in […]

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#11 A Health & Safety Overview of Orchestra Pits Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

Orchestra pits can be dangerous to members of the crew during load-ins, set-ups, tech work and strikes, as well as to performers on the stage and musicians in the pit during rehearsals and performances. Janet Sellery of Sellery Health + Safety notes: “There are lots of examples of people and objects falling into orchestra pits. […]

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#4 Guidelines for Working in Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors and exposed to extreme hot temperature conditions. Safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to cast or crewmembers. Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions Performing Arts Bulletin PDF  

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#3 Edged and Piercing Props Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are intended to provide recommendations on the safe handling, use and storage of those props that can cut or puncture cast or crew members. These props include but are not limited to knives, swords, razors, darts, bows and arrows, hatchets, saws, spears, cross bows and martial arts throwing stars. Edged and Piercing Props […]

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Motion Picture Information Sheet – #35 Working In Extreme Heat

This Information Sheet addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors with exposure to extreme heat or hot temperature conditions. Safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to crewmembers. View Working in Extreme Heat Information Sheet.

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