Stage Safety pty.ltd. aims to introduce, promote, distribute and develop products, principles and systems that will improve the safety in the entertainment industry.
Stage Safety pty.ltd. was founded in December 1995 by Roderick van Gelder. First introduced at Entech 1996 in Sydney as Heads! Stage Safety Innovations, the company has been renamed to Stage Safety pty.ltd. in 1997.
Stage Safety pty.ltd. has a range of products and started manufacturing cable guards in Australia. This step was made after discovering that many of the overseas cable guards do not stand up too well to the Australian conditions.
Still looking into expanding the product range and developing new products, the aim is to offer a full range of safety products, designed for the entertainment industry.
In 2004 Stage Safety p/l changed its focus to OH&S consultancy and Risk Management. Education and nurturing a 'safety culture' within the industry became the main drive.
As a certified Risk Assessor and OH&S Supervisor, Roderick van Gelder often encountered companies struggling to stay on top of the OH&S requirements. The biggest problem people had is that most documentation is based on building sites or manufacturing, quite different from the entertainment industry.
Stage Safety is building the bridges between these different environments, working on a safer workplace for everyone, with practical and realistic solutions.