I was delighted to see my comments relating to how tight deadlines in our industry prevent improvements in health and safety in your Health and Safety feature.
Explaining that more fully, I would like to add that in an ideal world, improvements in health and safety could be achieved by the entire chain of suppliers that make up an event team getting together to do an on site visit well before the job. This would ensure that all health and safety protocols are in place. However, as one supplier within this large chain of suppliers, we realize that this is not always possible due to time constraints and budgets.
My solution to these difficulties is therefore drawn from the real world. Realistically, it should be possible for all suppliers, together with the venue management or production team, to do a short but detailed walk around the venue just 10 minutes prior to the start of the job to identify potential health and safety hazards. I believe this would be a true attempt to take health and safety issues and the risks we all face seriously.
Health and safety is all our responsibility, so with a more integrated and hands on approach I believe we can all work together to create a safer site.