Event Safety Alliance to Debut North America "Event Safety Guide" at Event Live Expo

by Frank Hammel
in News

Event Safety AllianceLOS ANGELES — The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has solidified plans to move forward with publishing an Americanized version of the widely-used U.K. guide of best practices in the event production industry, The Event Safety Guide - also  known  as The Purple Guide.

More details from the Event Safety Alliance (www.eventsafetyalliance.org):

First published in the UK in 1999, The Event Safety Guide is a 33-chapter event production primer covering best practices for event production safety. The chapters include everything from planning/management to specific topics such as electrical installation, sanitation, structures and 30 other key elements for safe event production at every style and size event.

Event Safety Alliance spokesperson, Jim Digby stated, "This is a collaborative effort by some of the best minds in the industry lending their expertise in the specific areas of event production safety they are most qualified in. This collaboration will provide event professionals with a reference guide that is more than a starting point to find solutions to common problems in attendee safety" Digby is one of the founders of the organization and has testified before legislatures in regards to event safety procedures.

Although there is strong leadership at the ESA, the group maintains that “YOU ARE THE EVENT SAFETY ALLIANCE, and that input is needed through the website from all industry professionals

John Brown, another founder of the Event Safety Alliance went on to say, "The Event Safety Guide brings together information needed by event organizers, their contractors and employees to help them prioritize safety in all aspects of event production."

The Event Safety Alliance will be conducting meetings and seminars at this year's Event Live Expo to be held in Los Angeles, February 5 - 7 on the Event Deck at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.  Seminar topics will be announced shortly.

Jim Digby states, "It is our hope to have the project completed by the Event Live Expo. However, this could be a project that comes in installments."  To help expedite the project, the ESA has enlisted Timeless Communications, Corp of Las Vegas to spearhead the production and editing of the book.

For more updates on this project and other activities of the Event Safety Alliance please visit their web site at: http://www.eventsafetyalliance.org/

Event Safety Alliance Leadership

Steven A. Adelman Attorney
Adelman Law Group, PLLC

Ken Barber Chief Mechanical Design Engineer
Clair Brothers Audio

Matt Bettenhausen Vice President
AEG Worldwide

Keith Bohn Custom Projects Director TOMCAT USA

John Brown CEO Brown United Staging

Lyle Centola Production Manager

James Chippendale Doodson Insurance Brokerage

Benny Collins Production Manager

John Conk Production Manager

Jim Digby Production Manager

Mary Lou Figley Vice President Stageco US

Tim Franklin Structural Engineer Theta Consulting

Brian Haas Vistalogix

Harold Hansen Director Life Safety and Security
IAVM/AVSS

Charlie Hernandez Production Director

Hadden Hippsley Production Manager

Kent Jorgensen Safety and Training IATSE

Ken Keberle Event Safety Specialist

Steve Lemon Production Manager

Dave Lester Training Manager Clair Global

Steve MacFadyen Production Manager Pollstar

Tim Roberts Director Event Safety Shop

Stuart Ross Red Light Management

Alan Rowe Safety and Training Director
IATSE Local 728

Karl Ruling Technical Standards Manager
PLASA

Roger Sandau CEO
Doodson Insurance Brokerage

Ron Stern Production Manager

Mike Tierney Senior Director Venue Operations
Pepsi Center

David VandenHeuvel Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions
Weather Decision Technologies/Weather Ops