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Edge-Safe are delighted to announce Technical Stage Services are appointed the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Edge-Safe a huge leap forward in stage safety.
The deal which means that Technical Stage Services will be able to offer Edge-Safe from stock for next day delivery along with both sales and technical support for the innovative safety product.
To find out more about Technical Stage Services CLICK HERE
Stage safety in the United States is about to take a turn for the better! Edge-Safe is delighted to announce its first direct sale of Edge-Safe in North America. The buyer is a state-run adult development centre that offers stage training as part of the mix of activities offered to its students – adults with learning and physical difficulties. Many thanks for the parents’ association that’s seen the value in the extra edge of stage protection that Edge-Safe provides.
Meanwhile, we’ve been talking to a number of contacts in the United States, including potential distributors. WATCH THIS SPACE for details of North America and worldwide distribution channels, and in the meantime be aware – we can ship to you wherever in the world you are. If you can see that Edge-Safe will improve your theatre safety management, and that it might prevent an accident in your theatre that might otherwise happen, we will find a way to supply.
Ellis and Sarah are off to Belfast on 9th and 10th May to visit The Grand Opera House, and to see how Edge-Safe, which we’ve recently supplied to this prestigious venue, is fitting into their safety routines. They’ll be sure also to take in the Titanic Exhibition – and not just because there are lots of great safety lessons to learn from that tragic story! If you’re based in the Province and would like to meet Ellis when he’s there, do send us an email using the contact form. We’re also planning to hold an Edge-Safe event at this theatre in the early autumn, so if you’re involved in theatre safety management and that’s of interest WATCH THIS SPACE.
We’re delighted to announce that the Dorking Hall Theatre has just ordered Edge-Safe, and we expect it to be in situ and enhancing safety management very shortly!
20 April 2012
The Grand Opera House in Belfast is the latest theatre to acquire Edge-Safe to enhance edge of stage safety.
19 April 2012
The new Gardyne Theatre, part of Dundee College, is the latest theatre to install Edge-Safe – just in time for West Side Story, performed by the Bird Theatre Company.
11 April 2012
We are delighted that Edge-Safe has been mentioned as part of recommended safety procedures in the new 2011 ABTT Code of Practice for the selection and use of temporary access equipment for working at height in theatres.
For a product that has only just been launched commercially after five years’ of development, this is very encouraging, and a testimony to the way that Edge-Safe can contribute to safe working practices in the theatre. See the theatre Safety for further details.
On Wednesday 7 September Ellis Ginn and Nick Dougan of Edge-Safe were delighted to attend R B Health & Safety Solution’s excellent launch event for their new 5 day, IOSH-accredited course in Managing Safely for Theatre and Production. This is the first customised course of its type for the theatre sector, and looks like it will be as entertaining as well as educational a course as you can get in this subject.
Given the rather dry nature of the health & safety planning, that’s quite an achievement. We particularly liked Andy Willard’s excellent cartoons of theatre “avatars” that are used throughout the training course.
It was also great to meet Steve Granger, President of IOSH, Roger Hamilton-Smith of Heightec, and many other of those who take responsibility for, or provide expert advice on, Health & Safety in Theatreland.
Theatre safety is a broad area. Edge-Safe helps to deal with one specific aspect of it – the safety issues arising from working at the stage edge, whether during a performance or during fit-up. We’re always happy to talk to those with more general responsibilities to see whether Edge-Safe can help them improve their risk management in our specific area.
Ellis Ginn, Managing Director of Edge-Safe Ltd, is delighted to announce that Edge-Safe has been selected by The Grace Eyre centre, Hove, for its beautiful new theatre conversion within a converted former church and especially dedicated to the needs of young people with special needs and disability.
The new theatre is still under construction and due for official launch in Jan 2012, including a new theatre name.
The new theatre has a small stage just three metres wide at front and a small front of edge drop of approx 0.5m.
For actors in wheelchairs, especially with restricted movement, even a such a small vertical drop represents a horrible and significant hazard.
Edge-Safe were delighted to supply the venue with sufficient Edge-Safe strips to protect the front edge of the stage. Edge-Safe was originally conceived as a way to counter the danger to Performers/Crew of the front edge of stage and of stopping wheeled items rolling off the front of stages such as flight cases and tallescopes.
Edge-Safe is delighted and privileged to contribute towards the performance and safety of special needs and wheelchair artistes too.
Edge-Safe is delighted to point out that its work has been the subject of a new case study by Brookes Batchellor LLP, the Tunbridge Wells firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys who carried out our intellectual property work for us. Rosemary Eve of Brookes Batchellor was invaluable helping us to navigate the world of intellectual property and come up with an effective patenting strategy for protecting our IP.
We’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Wayne Strudwick of Republic Media for his help in developing the distinctive Edge-Safe logo that we could protect with a Registered Trade Mark.