The recent discovery of a body in the stairwell of a fire escape at Westfield Bondi Junction has highlighted the importance for venues to be fitted with clear signage about ways out and that they are regularly checked for safe egress.
Film production sets can be dangerous places as evidenced by the recent accidental shooting death of stuntman Johann Ofner in Brisbane. As reported in the Courier Mail, the strongman and budding reality TV star died after a stunt involving firearms went horribly wrong on the set while filming a music clip for hip-hop duo Bliss N Eso.
A recently released report published in the Sydney Morning Herald – ‘Resilience Sydney’ – identified a series of risks in two categories that the harbour city may face and included a number of chronic stresses and acute shocks.
Melbourne’s recent thunderstorm-driven asthma incident is now under investigation by the Victorian Coroner, to review the systematic issues associated with the event. Eight people died after the weather turned suddenly on 21 November.
YouRope is the Festival Association of Europe. It has 90+ members across 27 countries representing music festivals, venues and suppliers to that industry. In September this year, the group held its 22nd annual Safety Seminar.