6. The operator must begin by examining the site in
order to evaluate the risks, and particularly, to locate
any sources of electrical energy. An aerial work plat-
form must never be used above a source of electrical
7. The producer or his representative must stop the work
whenever a component or a part of the equipment
could come within the following minimum approach
distances for power lines:
8. Someone must ensure that the work surface is stable
and level, and that nothing could cause it to tip or
become unstable. Before using the equipment, any
anticipated movement must be studied in order to
locate aerial obstructions, vehicle and pedestrian
traffic, holes in the asphalt, slopes, etc.
9. Hoisting apparatus must be used in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions, particularly on
sloping surfaces. On sloping surfaces, the equipment
must never be left unattended, unless wheel chocks
have been used to immobilize it. If the hoisting appa-
ratus has a braking mechanism, it must be applied
when personnel are being lifted.
10. Members of the production crew on the platform
must wear individual fall protection equipment, namely
a safety harness connected by a lanyard with an
energy absorber to an anchor on the platform.
11. In planning the filming or recording, the department
head that will be using the hoisting apparatus must
choose it according to the weight to be lifted.
12. A ladder, scaffold or other type of hoisting device
must never be used on a platform. It is also prohibited
to sit or climb on the guardrail of a platform.
125,000 to 250,000
250,000 to 550,000
Safety Rules for the Québec Film and Video
Written by the Technical Committee of the film and video industry’s joint
sector-based working group and produced by the Commission de la santé
et de la sécurité du travail du Québec.
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