The creation of a Live Event involves a vast array of contractors, subcontractors and self employed individuals performing a variety of skills, often at the same time, in the same place and usually within a very tight timeframe. The range of contractors on site at any one time can include stage construction, rigging, lighting, sound, video and security. In such an environment it is essential that all parties have at least a basic awareness of the hazards that they may create or encounter. ‘The Health & Safety at Work Act’ requires all contractors and companies to have fully undertaken adequate training in their working practices and environments with regards to H&S. This area has until recently not received the desired attention that it requires, initially this was due to awareness, more recently it can be contributed to a lack of training programs and providers.
Enter the Safety Passport course.
Recently the industry’s trade association embarked on a search for an industry standard safety induction for all individuals that spend time on site; a course that would increase awareness of how safety is managed on site as well as common hazards and how to avoid them. The SPA Passport scheme fitted the bill perfectly.