Tech and Tragedy- Navigating Production Safety

In this episode of the Event Tech Podcast, hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger engage in a candid discussion about the importance of safety in event production, spurred by the tragic incident of a CEO's death at a company event. They dive into the specifics of event rigging, the necessity of professional and experienced staffing, and share personal anecdotes highlighting the critical need for safety planning and execution. The conversation also touches on the broader aspects of event safety, including emergency preparedness and the importance of having safety equipment like first aid kits and defibrillators on hand.

Discussions Include:
  • Safety is not just a responsibility but a crucial aspect of event planning, emphasized by this tragic incident
  • The discussion of rigging safety serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers in event production and the importance of using professional services
  • Brandt and Will advocate for comprehensive safety measures, including the presence of first aid kits and defibrillators, underscoring the collective responsibility for event safety
Quotable quotes (should you choose to share):

"Just about the worst possible thing you can think of that could happen at an event." - Brandt, discussing the impact of having a death at one of your events.

"Safety is about planning ahead, being prepared, and thinking through everything that could happen." - Will, highlighting the importance of proactive safety measures in event planning.

"The safety of everyone is everyone's job." - Will, emphasizing the collective responsibility for maintaining safety at events.
Tech and Tragedy- Navigating Production Safety
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