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When an Accident on Set Occurs

  What happens if an accident occurs?

IN THE CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, THE PRIMARY FOCUS MUST BE TO ENSURE THAT THE INJURED PERFOMER RECEIVES APPROPRIATE AND IMMEDIATE CARE.

AFBS maintains an active intervention and support program which focuses on early and appropriate health management for eligible performers who are injured while on set. To this end, AFBS has contracted with Morneau Shepell to provide comprehensive nurse assessment advice, performer disability case management and return to work support as required.

As soon as the injured performer is safe and stabilized, the Accident/Incident Investigation Report form must be completed within 72 hours of the accident by the Production Manager or his/her representative on set at the time of the accident, and faxed or scanned and emailed to AFBS. Unless additional details are required about the information on this form, Morneau Shepell and AFBS will communicate directly with the injured performer about his/her benefits and claim procedures.

Form 13-IR Accident/Incident Investigation Report PDF format

After the Accident/Incident Investigation Report is received, the Morneau Shepell frontline triage nurse will contact the injured performer by telephone to provide professional guidance and early case management planning. At the time of the call, the Morneau Shepell nurse will:

  • Triage the report of the symptoms of the injured performer;
  • Guide the injured performer in taking immediate and appropriate steps towards a timely recovery using recognized evidence-based clinical algorithms. For example:
    • Self-care/first aid, call back instructions and follow-up
    • Medical aid/care from a physician/walk-in clinic and follow-up, or
    • Emergency room care and follow-up for critical injuries and other injuries/situations where such care is most appropriate.
  • Collect information to confirm that the injury is a result of an accident on set.

Please note that participation in the Accident on Set program does not eliminate any requirement to notify other parties such as ACTRA or jurisdictional/legislative bodies, as required, by negotiated agreement or legislation/regulation when an accident occurs. AFBS' sole responsibility is limited to providing the benefits as defined within the Accident on Set insurance policy.