Safety in the theatre extends to crews, casts, audience members. It requires awareness, common sense, and perseverance to eliminate hazards and guard against carelessness.
UVM has established theatre safety guidelines and procedures. Students, faculty and staff must be made aware of these and the regulations from which they come.
Provisions should be made for regular inspections and maintenance of equipment and facilities. Special attention should be given to stage rigging, electrical wiring, and lighting apparatus.
Instruct and rehearse students in emergency procedures, such as for evacuation of the stage and auditorium. Rehearse students in the implementation of emergency procedures.
Eye protection is routinely provided in vocational and industrial arts shops. Since many of the same tools and equipment are employed for scenery construction, eye-protective devices should be provided and used in technical theatre shops.
All accidents should be reported to UVM's Risk Management department. They will follow up in order to determine possible causes and to help determine any necessary future corrective measures to be taken.
Scene Shop Safety
Lighting Design Safety
Stage and Rigging Safety