Tag Archives: Safety

Laser Safety Seminar For Shows

Laser shows are spectacular: they thrill with their lighting effects, which produce graphics, writing or 3D objects. As fascinating as laser shows can be, incorrect usage can quickly become dangerous for the audience and artists. In order to make laser shows safe, there are additional rules – and an independent laser safety officer. Safety and…
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Strict Regulation: Multitools in German Weapons Law

Multitool gadgets are simply one of the everyday essentials for many event technicians and craftsmen. However, in Germany these “jack of all trades” at the ready can also cause trouble with the police. It is the case that multitools can – in some cases – fall under laws governing weapons and therefore are not allowed…
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Fabio Prada: “Thankfully, We Have Very Talented Teams”

Milos, one of the largest truss manufacturers in Europe, has launched a new series of trusses made of special, ultra high strength steel alloys. With their load bearing capacity up to 2.7 times higher than aluminum traverses with similar dimensions, Milos Steel Trusses are particularly suitable for demanding projects and extreme loads. The company, which…
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Terror – How Safe are Large Events?

The word “terror” causes great fear with many people and leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth. Especially in regards to large public events with many visitors, the question arises: how safe are we actually? The events in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert or the interruption of the festival “Rock am Ring” cause the…
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Safety at Events: Movecat has everything under control

Andrew Abele, CEO von MovecatInnovative product development, new features and optimized systems, those are Movecat's goals for Prolight + Sound 2014. At stand D84 in hall 9.0 they will present their newest products from their chain hoist, winches, electrical drives, steerings, cable systems and special solutions. “As our trade fair highlight, we will present the first units of the new Lastmess-Series. They have intelligent sensors, can be operated analog and with a network, work in stand alone mode as well as with a network or remote controlled and are flexible, modular and certified safety,” said Andrew Abele, CEO of Movecat.

PLS 2014: A taste of what is to come at the I-ESC

Sabine Funk I-ESC

Sabine Funk

A warm summer evening, good weather and many happy people, the ideal conditions for a good open air concert. So that such evenings can be a happy experience, you need good organization and planning.

Sabine Funk, among others, is responsible for such things. She is one of the leading experts for event safety and crowd management and is currently working on the German adaptation of the event safety guide. At the PLS she will be speaking about safety regulations at German events at the International Event Safety Conference in the Eventplaza. Prolight + Sound team asked her a few questions ahead of time.

Light, Sound, Safety: Monacor International at the PLS 2014

Subwoofer-Box-MEGA-215SUBThey are old hands at Prolight + Sound trade fair. Monacor International is a  provider of professional stage and DJ equipment, ELA and safety technology, as well as high quality speaker technology and has been at the trade fair in Frankfurt for more than 30 years. They will be there again in 2014. However, not only technology has advanced in the past years. The audience has too, as Marketing Director Michael Korte knows, "The show us your newest things contingent is definitely getting smaller." Today the visitors come to us with very specific product questions. They have informed themselves ahead of time. There will, however, still be surprises at Monacor International's stand.

BaSiGo: For more safety at mega events

safety at mega eventsWhen does pedestrian congestion occur? How does it turn into pushing and shoving, and when does it become life threatening? What can visitors at mega events do to keep out of harms way and to avoid a catastrophe like the one at the Loveparade in Duisburg 2010?

Safety at mega events was extensively discussed the 1st International Event Safety Conference at Prolight + Sound 2013 and will be tackled again at the coming trade fair on March 12th 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm in the Eventplaza of the Frankfurt fair.

“Escape and evacuation routes are essential for survival”

Hubert Klüpfel evacuation and escape

Hubert Klüpfel

While thousands of fans cheer in front of their favourite band’s stage, jump up and down or follow the hundreds of scenes in a musical, and entire hoard of event managers and event engineers have been working in the background. They not only think about the lighting, sound and autograph hour, the question of the safety at the events plays a crucial role in the planning. At the “1st International Event Safety Conference” experts will lecture and discuss these exact topics. The conference takes place parallel to Prolight + Sound. We spoke with the consultant, Hubert Klüpfel, Executive Director of TraffGo HT, in greater detail about his lecture topic: “Evacuation Simulations”.