Theatre Safety - Fall Protection

A friend and co-worker in theatre teaches a few safety and theatre rigging courses at a university here, and he decided to publish his own manual about fall protection safety in theatre. There are a lot of manuals and resources for preventing falls in construction jobs, but nothing really geared specifically toward the entertainment industry. In my day job as a stage manager for live theatre, I am certainly aware of the things that lighting and sound technicians get up to, but doing the illustrations for this manual was a real eye-opener!

I did 15 black-and-white pen & ink illustrations for the manual, which he is self-publishing. The topics ranged from safety harnesses, to scaffolding, to proper handrails! It was a challenging, fun, and pretty rewarding process.

Thanks to Matt Farrell, from To The Matt Solutions Inc. for letting me post some of the pages.

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