Guidance on safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

BSI Publication Help prevent a second wave: Practical steps to support safe working, and prevent and mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks in your organisation. A new version of the ‘Safe Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines’ is now available. Version 2 of the Guidelines offers a comprehensive, practical approach, applicable to all organisations, large and small. The [...]

CG2020-07-03T17:23:27+01:00July 2nd, 2020|News|

Peter Pan Goes Wrong: When the Set Comes to Life

Mischief Theatre's Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a "play within a play" that showcases an extraordinary and comical use of its stage where the set becomes a central figure in the story. The play is about a theatre company that is trying to put on a performance of Peter Pan, but experiences multiple yet humorous mishaps along the [...]

VD2020-03-16T14:41:42+00:00April 7th, 2020|News|

After accident on sets of Kamal Haasan’s ‘Indian-2’, workers union demands safety measures

A crane holding heavy lighting equipment snapped Wednesday while the crew of 'Indian 2' was shooting a major fight sequence. In the wake of an accident on the sets of Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2', the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) has decided to impose guidelines to work with production houses henceforth. In a [...]

VD2020-03-16T15:36:42+00:00March 31st, 2020|News|

‘We did everything we could’: Prolight+Sound 2020 cancelled, 2021 dates announced

Prolight+Sound 2020 has been cancelled as a result of the international Coronavirus outbreak. Show organiser, Messe Frankfurt, has confirmed new dates for 2021. Following the initial postponement of the event from March 31 to April 3 to May 26-29, organisers have now confirmed that the event will not go ahead, following guidance from German health [...]

VD2020-03-16T15:31:38+00:00March 17th, 2020|News|

Cristiano Giavedoni appointed new Chair of BSI MHE/3/13

Cristiano Giavedoni has been appointed as Chair of the BSI MHE/3/13 committee for Lifting equipment for performance, broadcast and similar applications. The BSI MHE/3/13—sub-committee under the direction of BSI MHE/3—is also responsible for standards that cover lifting equipment for film, broadcasting, theatre, conferences, concerts, public events and similar use. The committee works on establishing codes [...]

VD2020-03-16T15:34:22+00:00March 10th, 2020|News|

Postponed: Prolight + Sound will take place from 26 to 29 May 2020 due to Covid-19

Prolight + Sound has been postponed by show organiser Messe Frankfurt due to the spread of Covid-19 (corona virus) in Europe. They have expressed in a press release that "the health of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees has top priority" for them. They have also stated: "Due to the increased spread of the corona virus [...]

VD2020-03-04T10:31:36+00:00March 4th, 2020|News|

This Time-Lapse Video of Rammstein’s 60-Hour Stage Setup Process is Insane

Ever wondered what goes into bringing Rammstein’s legendary stage show to life? Now you can get a glimpse into the incredible amount of work that goes into setting up each and every one of their stadium shows — which involve hundreds of workers, more semi trucks than I was able to count and takes over 60 [...]

VD2020-03-02T14:16:24+00:00March 3rd, 2020|News|

Drones: An accident from the past – Skier Marcel Hirscher escapes injury as drone smashes behind him during race

Note from Blumano: This article was originally published on 23 December 2015 in The Guardian, but highlights the importance of safety in relation to drones and machinery in general.  The downhill skiing champion Marcel Hirscher escaped unharmed after a drone carrying a camera fell from the sky and narrowly missed him on his way down [...]

VD2020-02-10T10:15:39+00:00February 25th, 2020|News|

EN 17206 Entertainment technology – Machinery for stages and other production areas – Safety requirements and inspections

The long-awaited European standard based on CWA 15902-1 has been approved. Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom formally voted for the approval and implementation of this new standard that will bring a common level of safety for stage [...]

VD2020-02-19T18:08:33+00:00February 11th, 2020|News|

Ise Murphy: Reflecting on a Decade of Disaster – What have we learned?

As we enter into a new decade, many of us have been reflecting on our lives from 2010 to 2019. I couldn’t help but put it in the perspective of crowd disasters, to understand if there was anything we could reflect on and take the learnings with us into the 20’s (is that what we’re [...]

VD2020-01-02T13:53:15+00:00January 28th, 2020|News|