WHAT ARE THE HAZARDS?
Spot the safety hazards in this image of a performing arts and live event setup! There are many hazards in this image for you to discover and discuss.
Did you find the following safety hazards in the image?
Slips, trips and falls
- General clutter including electrical cords, ropes, pizza boxes, paint cans, brooms, and ladder on the ground
- Fire extinguisher on the floor
- Edge of the stage not clearly marked
- Awkward postures including lifting, bending, and reaching
Improper use of equipment
- Moving lift with person in basket
- Outriggers not deployed
- Tools and equipment under lift basket
- Technicians working on hot lights without gloves
- Workers not focused on work tasks
- cases not stacked properly
- Heel strikes while moving road cases
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DETECTING AND CORRECTING THESE HAZARDS?
- Everyone in the picture has a responsibility. Workplaces must be regularly inspected to prevent the development of dangerous conditions. Owners, suppliers, employers, supervisors, and workers all have specific responsibilities to comply with the laws governing health and safety.
- Employers must provide a safe and healthy workplace, provide training, instruction and supervision, and take immediate action when unsafe conditions are reported.
- Supervisors must enforce health and safety requirements and correct unsafe acts and conditions.
- Workers must follow safe work procedures and correct or report hazards immediately to their supervisor.
WHO WOULD YOU REPORT THESE HAZARDS TO?
- You must correct unsafe conditions or immediately report them to your supervisor and your health and safety representative.
This is created in partnership with WorkSafeBC with special thanks to:
Miles Muir, Vancouver Civic Theatres & the City of Vancouver
Matt Lees, Riggit Services Inc.
Carey Dodge, Boca del Lupo
Actsafe’s Performing Arts Standing Committee
David Lees, Sarah Gustin, Benjamin Pilgrim and Kaitlin Sandwell