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Use of GFCI outdoors in the film and performing arts industries

Regulatory excerpt
Section 4.3(1) of the OHS Regulation (“Regulation”) states:

(1) The employer must ensure that each tool, machine and piece of equipment in the workplace is

  • capable of safely performing the functions for which it is used, and
  • selected, used and operated in accordance with
    • the manufacturer’s instructions, if available,
    • safe work practices, and
    • the requirements of this Regulation.

Purpose of guideline
The purpose of this guideline is to:

  • Enhance understanding of the legal requirements around the use of a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) as a safety device in the film and performing arts industries
  • Describe other acceptable means of protection

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Actsafe Safety Association would like to acknowledge and honour that our workplace and classrooms are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Qayqayt, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), and Stz’uminus peoples.


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