Touring Productions

We are specialists in safety management for touring productions, it's a work staple for us, usually for arena level tours and above but we can accommodate any level of touring production, one-off show or event. 

Our aim is to ensure a happy and safe and smooth running production that is legally compliant, we are not killjoys, we solve problems and do not just say no! 

Festival Stage Layout     Stage, PA Wings, FOS Barrier and Pen Systems, Video Walls (Taken from FOH Mix Position)

It is important to understand that just having a policy and a handful of risk assessments is not going to make your tour safe, certain things need changing and properly conducted risk assessments will show exactly what needs to be changed and how it needs changing. For a start, you may not have bothered with PPE previously, now crew, (including backline techs) will need PPE including safety footwear and high viz tabards, an Accident Book needs to be kept and everyone needs basic safety awareness training. For arena shows, the modular stage provided by the venue will require Equipotential bonding and riggers should hold the National Rigging Certificate. Perhaps the most important change will be a pre-qualification questionnaire to access the competency of contractors before they are appointed. How else can you prove you have appointed competent contractors? Appointing by the cheapest quote is a thing of the past and will not keep you out of jail.  

Our service provides all of your required safety documentation that includes:

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  • Covid-19 Risk Assessments, 

  • All your Health and Safety documentation including Policies, Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Permits to Work, CDM documents

  • Complete Tour Safety Management Services and Monitoring

  • Crisis/Contingency/Emergency Plans

  • Consultancy, Advice and CDM Compliance

  • Inspections, Audits, Debriefing, Reviews, and Accident Investigation 

  • Contractor Safety Competency Assessments including Proquerment and Pre Qualification Questionnaires 

  • Help with Contractor Safety Management Systems including collecting and checking all contractor safety information such as Policies, RAMS, Evidence of Safety Training/Qualifications, Insurance and Equipment Test/Inspection such as LOLER and PAT Testing. 

We attend Production Rehearsals to get to know everyone and ensure everything is in place and operating smoothly as planned, we are there to get rid of any remaining problems and niggles at this stage 

We ensure you have simple and effective safety management systems and procedures in place and that they are fully implemented  

We will have a fully qualified, experienced, insured and competent safety consultant present when required during the tour to monitor, solve problems and keep records

It never ceases to amaze us how many tours take place without any safety management systems or controls in place, the reason is almost always somebody not allowing sufficient (or in many cases any budget) for safety, they wrongly presume an accident will not take place, all too often they put profit before peoples lives! 

Several members of our extended touring family are no longer with us, we do not want anyone else to suffer this way.

Venues do not insist on high safety standards, some still only ask for certificates for rigging motors and forget the rest of the rigging equipment that must also be certified as safe. Venues do not want to put promoters off hiring their facilities so they only ask for the bare minimum! Venues are usually licenced on an annual basis, it is unusual for the HSE or Local Authority to visit a visit at any other time so inspections are rare. 

After a lack of budget, We find that three of the biggest enemies to safety are complacency, arrogance, lack of knowledge and lack of communication at all levels within an organisation. We simply ask Production Managers to be prepared to make changes, the same old ways are not the best or safest ways and don't think you or are your crew know best because when it comes to safety, you employ us to know that.  

In the first instance, give Chris a call on 07831 437062 for a friendly, informal no-obligation chat. We will then provide you with a simple questionnaire to obtain more details that are required for your documents. Document production (including Policy and Generic Risk Assessments is usually priced at £1200 + VAT

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