Show Health and Safety
WOW is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. The health, safety and wellbeing of staff, contractors, suppliers, customers, visitors and others is of the utmost importance.
You will be taken through an induction by a WOW Production Team Member (Leonie Trathen, Vanessa Kirkham, Stephen Blackburn, Natasha James, Zosia Lis, Blair Ryan, James Killen, Karena Letham, Sophie Ham, Jessie Alsop, Jamie Wilson) prior to working on site. This induction must be completed for all staff, contractors, suppliers, volunteers, visitors and others.
Introduction to Health & Safety @ WOW
The purpose of this Health and Safety Induction is to provide you with information and guidance on this environment, so everyone can carry out their job safely
We are all responsible for our own personal health and safety and that of our fellow workers
If you have any concerns about your own health and safety or that of others around you, please let your HOD or the Head of Show Production know straight away and if you have any questions or feel unsure about anything covered during this induction, please just ask!
Safe Working Practices
The venue is smoke free – this includes e-cigarettes
Wear appropriate PPE.
You must wear a hard hat when work is happening above you. When work is being done in the roof the venue hard hat signs will be illuminated and hard hats will be available at the doors to the arena.
Be mindful to not obstruct any exit paths
Please report any damage to your HOD or the Head of Show Production
First Aid Points are – OP side of stage (under the ramp), Wardrobe area, Greenroom and Front of House near reception desk. Defibrillator (AED) Located at reception desk. Trained WOW First Aiders are Natasha James, Felicity Mountfort, Karena Letham and Zosia Lis
You MUST sign in when entering the venue. You MUST sign out on the sheet/door you signed in on. You MUST sign in and out whenever you enter and exit the venue
Sign in systems during August – September
The sign in and sign out point is at dockway entry door
From 8 September onwards
All personnel including volunteers and WOW management must sign in at Shed 6 Stage Door.
Please treat all fire alarms as if they are real. Do not run or take lifts.
If an alarm sounds, simply exit the building via the nearest exit. Leave all items and get out.
The designated Assembly Point is Frank Kitts Park if evacuating to the southern end or Dockside restaurant if evacuating to the northern end
When moving around the building please note where the exits are located in your workspace
Venue staff are responsible for checking all rooms and clearing the venue in an evacuation
Once out of the venue, no-one is to re-enter the venue until the all clear from the fire brigade has been given
Fire-fighting equipment is only installed to enable you to get out if the exits are obstructed – don’t try to fight the fire
If there is an earthquake, drop, cover, hold. Move away from potential falling risks and remain in the venue until advised to exit
Accident or Safety Incident Reporting
NZ Health and Safety legislation and WOW Health & Safety Policy requires that all accident and near misses are reported.
Report any accidents or safety incidents (no matter how minor) to either your HOD or the Head of Show Production. Your HOD will be able to fill out an Occurrence Report on the electronic Auditz system.
MUST always be completed – no matter how minor an incident.
Point out venue hazards; these include - Low Light levels; Overhead obstructions; Onsite work/show construction; Loud sounds; Fall from height (including the stage)
Point out specific WOW Show related hazards (each HOD should cover the specific hazards relevant to their own specific work area)
If you notice a hazard please make it good in the first instance (if you are safely able to) and then notify HOD or the Head of Show Production or Venue management as soon as possible. Your HOD will be able to fill out an Occurrence Report on the electronic Auditz system.
Show location of hazard boards – two venue boards and one technical board – and reinforce importance of looking at boards every day
Everyone working in the venue has a responsibility to ensure it remains secure. Please always check doors lock again behind you, do not leave roller doors up unattended and do not let people into the venue if you do not know them.
Everyone working in the venue should wear clear security identification at all times, and when bringing items (tool bags, change of clothes bags etc) should attach the WOW bag security label to these bags and place them in the designated bag areas.
All suppliers should clearly mark packaging and road casing as WOW event specific.
If you come across a suspicious package then use the HOT method of assessing the risk it poses.
Has the object been deliberately
Does it show signs of an
threat? (wires/timer etc)
Is it an object
of this environment? (eg: roadcase)
If you answer yes to any of the above inform the Venue Duty Manager immediately
Emergency Phone Numbers and HOD/WOW Management Contact List
Emergency phone numbers and the Show HOD/WOW Management Contact Lists are displayed in the WOW Front of House Office, Production Office and in the dockway.
WOW Company Information Noticeboard
This is located
from 8 August
in the Dock and
from 8 September
at the Shed 6 stage door
Check the noticeboard for schedules, important notices, emergency phone numbers, map of the building and the Show HOD/WOW Management Contact Lists.
Tour of Work Site/Areas
Tour of all relevant work areas completed
Additional Induction for Technical and Roof/Catwalk Access
All work over 3m must be done on harness, with appropriate fall arrest systems in use (This includes climbing of truss ladders)
Work at height should be carried out by trained persons
Rigging must be carried out by trained/competent workers.
Persons driving forklifts must have an OSH approved forklift license for worksites, as well as
a F drivers endorsement. A forklift register is maintained by the venue supervisor
People working in the grid or catwalk spaces should be inducted in emergency evacuation and safe work standards specific to these spaces
The venue has EWP’s (genie lifts) available for use, the venue house technician will assist with these and induct users prior to the use of these machines
If using Fog, Haze, etc. venue needs to know so they can isolate alarms before you fire up
Identify specific exit paths from the roof space
Identify Firefighting equipment locations (CW6 and Outside Bio Box)
Keep feet flat on the catwalk surface – any work elevated MUST be on harness
No unnecessary items on catwalk that could be dropped
Tidy cabling practices to avoid trip hazards
Identify loading document locations and general information
Safe working zone below workspaces
Keep an eye on people below for hard hats
STRICTLY no removal or modification of house infrastructure without authorization – including heaters, heater guy wires, house lx, roof penetrations
If heaters are to be isolated – refer notification process
First Aid Kit in Bio Box
Point out technical hazards (in addition to those already identified); these include - Low height steel; Roof penetrations; Gas piping and rigging obstructions; as well as specific WOW Show related hazards for those working under the stage or in the roof
Please complete the below declaration prior to undertaking any work within the TSB Arena for World of WearableArt
Indicates required field
Tick to confirm accept:
I have been inducted by a WOW Production Team Member for working in the TSB Arena during World of WearableArt 2018, I know who to contact if I identify any hazard or risk arises and if an incident or accident occurs I have advised World of WearableArt about any medical conditions or disabilities, (including medication) that may be relevant to my safety and the safety of others You may approach World of WearableArt in confidence after induction. Please advise us if any circumstances change.
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