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Jul 2018

The quickly growing international on-line market combined with the rapid growth of cheaply made products is posing some serious risks for the entertainment industry.  Although you could have a really hard job finding products that weren’t substantially manufactured in Asia, the level of quality control can be vastly different between manufacturers’ or even batches of…

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Jul 2018

Another reminder why it is so important to have good emergency procedures for all events and all venues. Always make sure the venue has a full, detailed emergency plan, including evacuations in the dark, and that their staff is trained in executing it. Make sure all your staff understand the procedures and can assist in…

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Jun 2018

A judge has ruled that David Duckenfield, the match commander on the day of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, will face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 Liverpool fans. Sir Peter Openshaw, sitting at Preston Crown Court, said he was lifting a stay on the prosecution of Duckenfield, which was imposed 18 years…

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Apr 2018

Only a small number of tests were done but it is a start! Let’s hope this can become a standard part of all festivals and EDM gigs, without the prejudice currently attached to the subject. Here is Australia's first official #pilltesting service in numbers:128 participants85 samples tested50% was 'other' (lactose, sweetener, paint)50% was pure MDMA2…

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Apr 2018

Later this year the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ legislation will come in force.  If you work in the entertainment industry, this will impact on your job and your responsibilities. Please read on and follow the links to get the lowdown. What is the Chain of Responsibility? In mid-2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be…

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Apr 2018

By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News 28 March 2018  Article link A viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury at a rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure in 2012 has won a landmark High Court judgment against the Royal Opera House (ROH). The case won by Chris Goldscheider has huge implications for the industry…

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Mar 2018

Another incident has shocked the Cirque du Soleil family, aerialist Yann Arnaud died in hospital after a horrific fall during ‘Volta’ in Tampa. As to be expected, people on the outside of the industry are calling for stricter safety regulations, but will that actually work? I have high respect for aerialists and their approach to…

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Mar 2018

A reminder not to underestimate the risks of CO2 gas, a popular special effect used in many shows. Many people are aware of the risk of frost with exposed metal elements, few realise the risk of exposure to this inert gas. Inert means that it won’t explode, it doesn’t mean it is harmless.  Low concentrations…

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Mar 2018

By ANDREW MCMILLEN – The Australian Jon Coghill, former drummer of Powderfinger, who suffers tinnitus as a result of playing. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Anyone who has attended a loud concert will be familiar with the sensation of ringing ears that can last long after the final note is played. Jon Coghill, who spent 18 years…

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Feb 2018

BY EDDIE RAYMOND Eddie Raymond is the immediate past President of ESTA and the retired Vice President/Training Director of IATSE Local 16 in San Francisco. Eddie currently sits on the IATSE Craft Advancement Program committee teaching the OSHA 10 General Industry Safety curriculum nationally and advising the International’s Training Trust Program on training and curricula….

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