Contribute to the next edition of the Event Safety Guide

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Exciting news! The Event Safety Alliance is currently seeking contributors to help develop the next edition of the Event Safety Guide. During this initial planning stage, we are recruiting volunteers to review and suggest revisions to existing chapters within the current guide, as well as suggest new chapters for possible inclusion. This review process will require [...]

ESA at the USITT Conference in Salt Lake City

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

This week, Event Safety Alliance is bringing our message of “life safety first” to the USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo in Salt Lake City. ESA Founder and Chairman Jim Digby will be onsite meeting with groups passionate about the cause and ready to help lead the charge in fostering a safer live event industry worldwide.  [...]

Four ESTA Standards Approved and Published

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Last month, the American National Standards Institute's Board of Standards Review approved four ESTA standards: two brand-new, safety-related documents and two control protocol documents that were reaffirmed. These and all of ESTA's published standards are available for free download to everyone, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance, at tsp.esta.org/freestandards, or they may be purchased from ANSI or [...]

Weather Decision Technologies joins ESA as Diamond Sponsor; Presenting sponsor of upcoming Severe Weather Summit

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: In The News|

February 23, 2016 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Event Safety Alliance is pleased to announce that Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT), the Industry’s leading provider of weather decision support and forecasting solutions for outdoor events, has signed on as an elite “Diamond Sponsor” of the Event Safety Alliance, and will be the Presenting Sponsor of the ESA’s Severe [...]

Sapsis Rigging provides Safety Training for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s The River Tour 2016

By | February 2nd, 2016|Categories: In The News|

February 2, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA) - When Morpheus Lights, long-term lighting contractor for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, wanted safety training for The River Tour 2016’s road crew, they put in a call to Bill Sapsis, president of Sapsis Rigging.  Bill flew in to tour rehearsals at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA [...]

Bonnaroo Production Manager Hadden Hippsley to Present at Severe Weather Summit

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: In The News|

We're extremely honored to have Lambda Production’s President Hadden Hippsley as an expert presenter at the Severe Weather Summit! Production Manager for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Firefly Music Festival, Hadden possesses extensive severe weather planning experience, and will be helping to demonstrate how understanding weather characteristics can help you create effective response plans. Whatever [...]

Notice for those working events in the United Kingdom

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

A notice for those working or attending events in the United Kingdom - The UK’s National Police Events Intelligence and Ops unit is reporting an increased instance of possible cell phone theft at performance venues throughout the country. This past week, nearly 80 phones were reported missing at the EES Hydro in Glasgow. Two days later, [...]

ESS Session Spotlight: Real-world Development & Execution of the Severe Weather Plan at Festivals

By | November 2nd, 2015|Categories: In The News|

With yesterday's rain-related cancellation of the final day of Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, the time seems right to talk about the weather, with another glimpse of the what's in store for ESS 2015... "Real-world Development & Execution of the Severe Weather Plan at Festivals" This presentation will provide a reality-based and tested overview of the [...]

Statement on Bucharest Club Fire

By | October 31st, 2015|Categories: In The News|

We are saddened by the breaking news of another tragic club fire, this time in Bucharest with reports of several fatalities and many more injured. Reports are still coming but at this time our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and all those whose lives will undoubtedly never be the same again. The [...]

ESS Session Spotlight: Near-miss & Accident Reporting in the Crowd Safety Industry

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: In The News|

Near-miss & Accident Reporting in the Crowd Safety Industry – Presented by Emma Parkinson  Many organizations claim to have a great “safety culture”; this session is designed to equip participants with the information to question what that really means. Safety cultures can be pathological, bureaucratic, calculative, pro-active, reactive, generative and more. In exploring these, this presentation [...]