So I just started at my current position about two weeks ago. In the meantime I've been noting the lack of overall safeness. From having stage plugs in the floor, to lights that they cut the ground off of to make work, to the fact that I can't move lights unless I feel like getting shocked due to the wiring literally coming apart. On top of that, the ladders to the grid don't have cages. But do they have safety features of some other sort? No I climbed as far as the loading rail (which you have to go to to get to the fun front of house positions) but at the time I was the only person there and I realised I didn't have my cell phone and I just didn't want to die going the rest of the way up. So when you get the the front of house beam positions...you have to crawl. And then you have to slide out over the non-existant rail to focus the lights. With again no fall restraint of any kind. So today at lunch I discussed this with my boss who told me that a couple of years ago they had the theatre inspected by the fire marshall, and that she and the TD were super excited about him telling them all of the things that needed to be fixed so admin would do it...but instead, he didnt. Apparently the fire marshall didn't feel like climbing to go to the front of house positions, and didnt bother to notice the lack of any safety equipment. So they have done NOTHING. And I'll be honest. I'm not normally a super safe kinda girl..in the past I have been quite happy at the top of an a-frame extension ladder with no fall protection. Perfectly happy to wedge myself in funny places to get the rest of the set painted...but really this is ridiculous. I shouldn't have to be afraid to do my job. My husbands friend who checks if his spark plugs are working by licking his finger and putting it in them part that spark (I'm not an engine person), commented on the lack of safty in this place. Which makes me feel like I'm not unreasonable in thinking this is bad. So I guess my question is....do you have any suggestions for what I could say or do to get administration to both a. get the wiring fixed, and b. work on these safety issues.