ARTICLES

Is This Machinery Completed or Not?

July 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Is This Machinery Completed or Not?

It’s safe to say that most European stage machinery manufacturers and owners have heard about a document called a “Declaration of Conformity”. However, we could probably say that not too many are aware that a [...]

Machinery Risk Assessment: Estimation of the Severity of Injury

June 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Machinery Risk Assessment: Estimation of the Severity of Injury

If you place a 30 cm wide plank of wood on the floor and call for a volunteer to walk along it, you’ll probably find somebody who is willing to do it. However, if you [...]

The SIL3 Trick

May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on The SIL3 Trick

You’ve probably heard people claiming, “My hoist is SIL3 – it’s safe”, or "My hoist is SIL3 because I use two encoders", or even "I need all my new winches to be SIL3”. These are [...]

The Life Expectancy of a Chain Hoist

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on The Life Expectancy of a Chain Hoist

We once had a chat with a rental company - who owned several hundred electric chain hoists about an accident that happened to them. The owner of the company told us that during an installation, [...]

Machinery Compliance after Brexit

March 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Machinery Compliance after Brexit

Brexit is approaching and there is no doubt that it will deeply affect the UK entertainment industry having an impact on production activities related to the organisation of live events. In a recent article published [...]

NEWS

Man injured while working on London theatre set launches £200,000 bid for compensation

July 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Man injured while working on London theatre set launches £200,000 bid for compensation

Jack Roberts suffered a spinal injury while working underneath the theatre stage. A Swansea man who hurt his back while working as an assistant stage manager on a production of The Railway Children at a [...]

Explosion on Bond 25 set injures crew member

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Explosion on Bond 25 set injures crew member

An explosion on the set of the new James Bond movie at Pinewood Studios has injured a crew member and damaged a stage. The “controlled explosion” damaged the outside of the famous 007 Stage at [...]

Lightwater Valley theme park: Boy in ‘rollercoaster fall’ critically ill

June 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Lightwater Valley theme park: Boy in ‘rollercoaster fall’ critically ill

A seven-year-old boy believed to have fallen from a rollercoaster is in a critical condition, police have said. Witnesses said he fell from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, on Thursday. [...]

Lady Gaga manages to make falling off a robot graceful in onstage slip-up

June 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Lady Gaga manages to make falling off a robot graceful in onstage slip-up

It’s official – Lady Gaga can make everything look like it’s easy after falling off a robot in the middle of her Las Vegas residency and yet even managing to make that look graceful. The [...]

Stage design in fatal Radiohead concert collapse called for parts that didn’t exist, witness says

May 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Stage design in fatal Radiohead concert collapse called for parts that didn’t exist, witness says

It's ridiculous,' says father of Scott Johnson, drum technician killed in 2012 collapse. The design for a stage that collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto was flawed from its inception — and several people [...]

Summary: Theater Duisburg Flooded by 80,000 Litres of Water

April 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Summary: Theater Duisburg Flooded by 80,000 Litres of Water

The following summary is a news extract made by Blumano via an English translation of the articles from lokalkompass.de and Deutsche Oper am Rhein regarding this story: On April 5th 2019, the Theater Duisberg - [...]

One hurt at Brighton pier’s Air Race fairground ride

April 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on One hurt at Brighton pier’s Air Race fairground ride

One person was injured when part of a fairground ride on Brighton Palace Pier came loose and hit them. Pier chief executive Anne Ackford said part of the Air Race ride had become detached and [...]

Coachella Worker Dies in Fall at Festival Site – Rolling Stone

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Coachella Worker Dies in Fall at Festival Site – Rolling Stone

One week before Coachella 2019 begins, a worker constructing a stage at the Indio, California festival site fell to their death. Coachella organizers Goldenvoice said in a statement Saturday, “Today, Goldenvoice lost a colleague, a [...]

Falling roof kills Leeds stage hand

March 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Falling roof kills Leeds stage hand

A STAGE hand from Leeds suffered multiple fatal injuries when a stage roof for a Madonna concert partly collapsed during "flawed" construction process, an inquest heard. Charles Prow, 23, was working on a Madonna world [...]