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Jul 2017

This chapter is sponsored by Pollard Productions Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Entertainment and Venue rigging play a big role in every live performance production. Entertainment rigging can be broadly broken down into 4 categories: Arena, Theatre, Ballroom and Exhibition. Film and Video rigging is a whole separate and specialised area, maybe for future editions….

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Jul 2017

This chapter is sponsored by 32Hundred Lighting Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Electricity and temporary power distribution are a core element for any event, large or small. And every element of an event requires some level of power. Obviously lighting and audio are big players in the power demands but let’s not forget catering with…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Freight management covers everything from unloading or loading on-site to organising freight between sites or venues. Sometimes seen as one of the least ‘exciting’ parts of production, poor logistics can have a negative impact on the safety in the workplace. When things arrive late, or not at all, it will…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Noise is both the reason for part of the industry and its’ greatest risk to health. The OHS Regulations state that the exposure standard for noise within the workplace has been established as, not exceeding 85dB(A) over an 8 hour working day. Whether you exceed the exposure standard of 85dB(A)…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Mobile plant is in use for most if not all entertainment productions. Common plant are forklifts, telehandlers, scissor lifts and boomlifts. Vehicles within the workplace are more common in outdoor festivals and community events and include alongside of trucks, vans and cars, golf buggies, quad bikes and the like. Plant…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Explosions, flashes, flames, fireworks or other pyrotechnic driven effects used in the entertainment industry are referred to as theatrical special effects, special effects, or proximate pyrotechnics. Proximate refers to the pyrotechnic device’s location relative to an audience. Special training and licensing must be obtained from local authorities to legally prepare…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation which describes the process by which lasers generate visible, ultraviolet (UVR) or infrared (IR) emissions. The light produced by a laser has very different properties to that produced by other sources (such as the sun, light…

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Jul 2017

This chapter is sponsored by Framelock Barriers Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) The entertainment uses fences and barriers in roughly three areas: Perimeter fencing, crowd access management and crowd control. It is critical that the use of barriers and fencing does not present greater risks than those which they are intended to control. There are…

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Jul 2017

This chapter is sponsored by Technical Direction Company Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Crowd Dynamics can be defined as the study of the how and where crowds form and move above the critical density of more than one person per square metre. At high density there is the potential for overcrowding and personal injury. It…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Updated 15 December 2017) The starting point for a safe event and a safe workplace is a considered layout, suitable for the intended use of the space. Whether it is the temporary modification of an existing entertainment building to suit an event or the use of a greenfield site, a wide range of things…

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