For Construction, Special Effects, Stunt, and Transpo Coordinators; Key Grip, & Gaffers
Fire Safety / Hot Work / Open Flame
If any hot work (welding, cutting, etc.) is to be conducted on set or at any production location, special precautions must be followed. All hot work at studios and in some local jurisdictions requires the issuance of a hot work permit. In addition, ALL WELDING, CUTTING, ETC., ON ANY SOUND STAGE REQUIRES A FIRE SAFETY WATCH AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE CAST AND CREW. Please contact the Production Safety Consultant for additional information on this matter.
All excavations require underground utility clearance prior to the initiation of digging. In addition, many excavations also require shoring and / or a Cal/OSHA or OSHA permit. All excavations must be approved prior to the initiation of digging. Please contact the Production Safety Consultant for additional information on this matter.
Wire Ropes and Cables
Any job-built cable, wire rope, or other device made with components including compression sleeves and hydraulic compression tools (e.g., Nicopress) must be made in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and checked with a sleeve gauge to ensure adequate sleeve compression prior to use. Any cable or wire rope that has been shock-loaded must be removed from service.
If equipment such as aerial lifts, boom lifts, cranes, or any other windsensitive device or set is planned to be utilized on this production, the department in charge of that piece of equipment should monitor the wind speed to ensure the safety of the cast, crew, and equipment.
Ensure that all overhead loads are safely rigged utilizing proper rigging techniques. All rope, chain, cables, equipment, components, etc., should be designed for overhead rigging use. In addition, ensure that all anchorages are adequate to handle the intended overhead load. Professional engineering consultation should be utilized when necessary.
Verify that all industrial machinery (forklifts, cranes, telehandlers, etc.) are operated by experienced, trained personnel in a manner consistent with manufacturer’s guidelines. In addition, verify that all attachments on these machines are approved by the equipment manufacturer. The use of job-built attachments or slings is prohibited unless specifically approved in writing by the equipment manufacturer, authorized representative or licensed professional engineer.
Ensure all construction cranes, telehandlers and forklifts used on the Production are be operated by trained, qualified and experienced operators. In addition, all construction crane, telehandler and forklift use should meet the requirements detailed in the Production Safety Manual, Section 14 Construction Cranes, Telehandlers and Forklifts.
Ensure that all cable and other crossovers that are places in areas accessed by the public are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
Tool Box Talks
Tool Box Talks should be conducted a minimum of once every ten working days. Ensure that your crew attend and participate in these meetings and that their attendance is properly documented. See the Production Safety Manual, Section 9 Tool Box Talks.
Minors Performing Physical Activities
Special procedures should be undertaken on any planned sequence which includes minors performing physical activities. Please see Industry Wide Procedural Guideline No.1 – Special Procedures for Minors Performing Physical Activities at csatf.org. Prior to any on camera or rehearsal work involving minors performing physical activities, key personnel, including the following should be contacted: UPM, Production Safety Consultant, and Production Executive.