Have an event at Disney? Great! Are you aware of the Safety Codes and Regulations you must follow when holding an event on Disney Properties? If not, no problem! We have you covered at Stages Plus. We’re one of the few Stage Companies that carry equipment that reach all the Disney Property Safety Codes and Regulations, cited by the Reedy Creek Fire Department. For starters, all stages over 30 inches (2.5 feet) are required to have guard rails. We have guard rails to meet requirements of covering the rear of the stage and 50% of each side. So the next time you have an event planned at a Disney Property, don’t hesitate to contact the stage company in the know, Stages Plus!
Here are the Reedy Creek Fire Department requirements that are most important when considering a stage rental:
- All step units must have hand rails that extend 12in beyond the first step and 12in beyond the stage last step.
- Stages above 30 inches are required to have guard rails along the back and 50% down the sides of the stage.
- Stages where the general public (non-performers) will be on the stage require guard rails along the back and 50% down the sides, regardless of stage height.
- Handicap ramp or elevator must be installed for accessibility issues for non-performers (award ceremonies, kids on stage, etc). Tell us who will be on the stage to determine if code will require this. If it is just performers on stage, accessibility via ramp or elevator is not required.
NOTE: Exclusions can be made for guard rails for site line issues (ex: audience can’t see performers from the side w/guard rails in the way). This is handled separately in the permit process. There are no exclusions for hand rails on step units. Hand rails must be on all step units.