Operational concept for the implementation of the SARS-CoV-2 safety standard in audio production
For the current occasion, we would like to protect our customers and employees as best as possible and show you our concept for compliance with occupational safety:
Responsible: Sitara Schmitz
Basically, we are guided by the requirements of the VBG SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety standard, recommendations for studios.
Among other things, this means:
Keep your distance
Contributors must maintain a distance of at least 1.5 m (better 2 m) from other people or minimum distances specified for the respective missions. We are guided by the requirements of the "VBG SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety standard". On close-fitting scenes e.g. the radio play is dispensed with. In loud, expressive scenes, the number of people is reduced so that the necessary distance (currently 6 meters) can be maintained.
Oral and nose protection
In cases where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters (better 2 meters) cannot be safely observed, mouth-nose covers are provided and must be worn.
Only as many people are allowed to enter the studio for whom the minimum distance between each person can be observed with 2 meters in all directions. The paths to the director and the recording room are separated and marked. The productions are planned so that the minimum distance can be maintained for all participants. If necessary. digital transmission technology is used, which can stream the current work into different rooms at the same time. For example, the director is sitting in another room, like the sound engineer.
Technical protective measures
In cases where a spatial separation is not possible, the use of plexiglass partitions is possible. During the recording, communication is carried out via digital transmission technology including image transmission. The director and actor can see and hear each other without being in the same room.
Effective cross ventilation is carried out at least every hour, or with every speaker change. There is also a ventilation and air conditioning system, both in the control room and in the recording room. In addition, the terrace can be used to rehearse outdoors if necessary, observing the distance rules.
Good hand hygiene as well as correct coughing and sneezing labels are ensured. In addition, rules of conduct are clearly displayed on production days. Disinfectant dispensers, skin-friendly liquid soap and disposable towels are provided for hand cleaning. The participants in a production are asked to disinfect their hands before entering the studio. A disinfectant is available for this in the entrance. After each "shift change" surfaces and technical accessories are disinfected. If necessary, microphones are covered with protective film. Door handles are cleaned regularly.
People with Covid19-like symptoms may not enter the studio. Anyone who has been abroad in the past 14 days must report this to the studio management. The same applies to knowing contact with people infected with coronavirus. The work processes are organized so that there is as little contact as possible. For every production there is a permanent team that stays together. Only one team may be present in the studio at a time. Disinfection measures are carried out when changing teams. Meals and breaks should be planned so that compliance with the distance rules is guaranteed. Strangers who are not part of the production are not allowed to enter the studio.
For each production, a person is nominated by the studio who is responsible for overseeing compliance with the measures. If this person has any questions, this can be advised by a specialist in occupational safety. Those present during a production are documented.
The measures presented here are continuously adapted to the development of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the current state of knowledge.
Our two productionsuites are multifunctional, both for recording and as a control room. This allows us to make optimal use of the available space to enable the greatest possible distance between the parties involved.
In addition to the required measures, we also offer separate toilets for actors and employees. Our air conditioning system in Productionsuite A ensures permanent ventilation. Both production rooms have outside windows.
There is a covered area in front of the studio entrance, so that if speakers come too early, they may still be able to wait outdoors if there are already too many people in the studio.