Laguna Hills, CA (June 14, 2021)—As the live events and touring industry awakens from its slumber in fits and starts, one of the most pressing—and undefined—concerns facing production professionals at all levels is safety going forward. A new white paper, “Reopening Live Events Safely: An Industry View,” explores that topic and the varied approaches to ensuring the safety and well-being of industry workers.
The publication of the new white paper by industry insurance specialist Take1 follows a recent announcement that Take1, in partnership with Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions and the Event Safety Alliance, will provide free Event Safety Access Training to professionals returning to work after more than a year of being sidelined because of the Covid pandemic. As Take1 Insurance vice president and program director Scott Carroll put it, “Together with our partners, we are doing everything possible to help shake off the rust and get our industry back to work safely.”
Carroll noted, “Even as we start to recover, the workforce totaled 190,000 in February 2021. When will it return to pre-COVID numbers? Even with steady growth, not before 2022, if then. Many experienced workers will not be returning. They were forced to seek alternate employment and have moved on with their lives.”
With all this upheaval, the live events workforce, particularly technical workers, face enormous challenges.
1) The pool of experienced workers has shrunk dramatically. Many are financially stressed after a year of turmoil as well as professionally “rusty” and in need of refresher training as the industry gets back up to speed.
2) Many new workers are entering the pool without any training or experience, especially when it comes to safety on the jobsite. Their inexperience can create risk.
The new white paper discusses strategies to go back to work, while managing risk. While there are many strategies to consider, the most crucial is safety. The white paper features industry experts, including production professionals, underwriters, brokers, and safety specialists, to better understand what it will really take to get back to work safely.
Take1 White Paper • https://take1insurance.com/educational-downloads