Backstage Safety Practices
Balboa and Civic Theatres
All personnel working in the back stages of venues operated by San Diego Theatres are strongly encouraged to participate in the following safety practices.
SAFETY AND EXITS
All personnel should be aware of San Diego Theatres emergency evacuation practices/procedures, emergency exits for the Civic and Balboa theatres, and proper mustering points outside the buildings. Evacuation exits maps are posted in the crew room, dressing room, follow spot booth, and control board areas.
The AED defibrillator is located in the crew room backstage.
Fire extinguishers are located down stage right and left.
All electrical cables/cords in use must be grounded.
Cords/cables should be secured to the floor to prevent tripping hazards (taped down or covered with mats)
Painting of props, wardrobe pieces, or other stage related items will be done outside the theatre.
When personnel are working on the grid, all personnel working below are required to wear a hard hat-employees working on the grid must have tools attached to their person (tool tethering).
Harnesses and fall arrest systems must be used when working at heights over 6ft. (other than a-frame ladder). Contracted employees using fall arrest systems must be tied off to San Diego Theatre approved anchor points that can withstand 5000 lbs. of force.
There is no smoking on the premises, including E cigarettes. Smoking is allowed 20’ from any entrance to the building.
Closed toed shoes are required for all working personnel on any stage call.
Contracted employees should review and be aware of the safety policies/procedures for San Diego Theatres.
Driving a fork lift is limited to only certified forklift operators who have a current forklift certification. Contracted forklift operators must provide a current certification.
When using personal lifts it is require to employ the outrigger legs.
Any fog machines used for the shows at the Balboa Theatre will be required to use water based fluid.
Machine guards will not be removed when operating said Equipment.
All power equipment and tools must be used only by qualified personnel.
Compress gas containers must be stored with proper cylinder restraint (chains or cages).