Safety Rules for the Québec Film and Video
1. The producer, or his representative, must ensure that
everything is done safely when different work is carried
out simultaneously at the same location. If some
work could jeopardize the safety of the people present,
he must ensure that these hazards are eliminated,
mainly by organizing the work accordingly and by
controlling access to the site.
Sets and temporary structures
2. When a set is being built, a passage at least 1.2 m
wide and 3 m high must be provided around the set
and emergency exits. This passage must be kept clear
and lit at all times, and all hoses, wires, pipes, etc.,
crossing it must be covered with cable mats.
The building structure must also not be subjected to
stresses greater than those that were planned.
3. The set must be sufficiently braced so that it can
support all the loads that will be applied during
construction, filming, recording or demolition. A wall
or structure that could collapse must be supported or
If sets or temporary structures support loads or are
equipped with platforms or walkways, they must be
built according to a plan prepared by a qualified
person. A copy of this plan, on which the maximum
permissible loads are indicated, must be made
available to the production crew.
5. When platforms, walkways or structures support loads
greater than 194 kg/m2, or when the spacing
between the structural components is 600 mm or
more, the plans must be signed by an engineer and
bear his seal.
6. The work area must be kept in order, materials must
be stored safely, tools in good condition must be
used, and demolition waste must be removed.
Protruding nails must also be removed or bent back,
unless the material is piled or placed in a container
to be transported outside the work area. During
dismantling of a set, nails protruding from a piece
of reusable wood must be immediately removed.
7. When loads are raised using jacks or hoists, this
equipment must be installed on a