The objective of the SafeOnStage project was to develop a model for safety training for the Finnish technical theatre and event technology industry. The training will enable the students to learn safety competencies as part of their daily job and within their own work community. The training model is an effective and flexible solution to acquiring safety knowledge and skills
and it is easily accessible across Finland.
The project met the needs of the live performance, theatre, and event engineering industry to maintain and enhance safety competence during the COVID-19 crisis. Even before the pandemic, the industry recognized the insufficiency of competent workforce. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, a considerable number of competent employees had left the industry, which had resulted in a lack of essential safety competence. To recover from the damages caused by the pandemic, it was highly important to guarantee sufficient safety competence in the industry.
The main target group of the project consisted of people working in the live performance, theatre, and event engineering sectors, whose job role is entirely or partly connected to the safe execution of live events. During the project, they participated in a program that followed the newly invented safety training model. In addition, the program provided training for people responsible for workplace and team safety as well specialists who have the capacity to work as safety trainers in the industry.
The SafeOnStage training model was built on the safety competences defined by the European Theatre Technicians Education (ETTE).
More on ETTE project, please visit https://stage-tech-edu.eu/
SafeOnStage project started in April 2021 and ended in March 2022.
The project was executed by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and it was funded by European Social Fund.