BLUMANO, engineering consultancy and advisers for safety and stage machinery design, is proud to announce its expansion with BLUMANO Deutschland. This base, located in the heart of Western Europe, will work closely with BLUMANO’s network of offices in Ireland, the UK, Italy, South Korea and the Netherlands.
Laura van Haperen joins this progressive organisation and brings impressive experience and a wealth of knowledge and her qualifications as a DGUV V 17/18 (formerly BGV C1) expert in Germany, which is instrumental to BLUMANO’s ever-evolving proficiency.
Her phenomenal career as a safety expert in machinery and equipment for stages and other production facilities includes collaborating with some of the most groundbreaking companies in the entertainment industry. She has also improved quality management issues regarding business and technical processes throughout her work with automated stage machinery manufacturers.
BLUMANO is excited to join forces with Laura and believes this increases its ability to provide more in-depth and advanced multiplatform packages to clients needing engineering approvals and full-service levels of support.
Laura and Blumano’s other directors met during standardisation meetings within CEN TC433, collaborating in drafting the backbone of stage machinery technical documents and safety guidelines.
On her experience, Laura commented:
“During several after-work get-togethers throughout Europe, we found out that we share the same visions and mindsets. To give an example, standards and guidelines should always be written in a way that gives technical development departments, as well as designers, the maximum artistic freedom to design new spectacular effects. Of course—above all—within technical possibilities and the necessary safety framework.
My personal passion is to find the easiest and most effective manner to handle things safely. If we, for example, have a look at equipment testing or maintenance, the right process in combination with an approved checklist not only assures the safety of the tested equipment or machinery, but also makes working more effective and at the same time more economical for the company.
To synergise with the strong expert knowledge and experience of the other Blumano directors will broaden our horizon and allow additional possibilities for our clients.”
BLUMANO looks forward to working with Laura and BLUMANO Deutschland in the future. Both parties also share common goals and an appreciation for machinery safety and its widespread implementation throughout the entertainment industry.
The company is specialised in atypical technical frameworks, including all areas standard engineering companies might not choose to deal with. This can include handling performer flying, moving elements above audiences and automation of special and unique objects designed for theatrical performances, shows, festivals, concert tours, corporate events, ceremonies and other special events.
BLUMANO also provides a variety of services designed to help clients adjust to the developing landscape of the entertainment industry. Services like engineering approvals and validations, functional safety assessments, compliance, certification, design consultancy and machinery risk assessments are just some of the services included in BLUMANO’s wide-ranging portfolio. The company’s motto is the more complex and challenging, the better!
Over the years, BLUMANO has garnered a great reputation for ingenuity and perseverance in finding safe and workable engineering solutions in a fast-paced industry for projects all over the world.
The BLUMANO Deutschland expansion highlights its dedication and commitment to machinery safety and though design support helping clients to forge ahead in bringing more cutting-edge and creative ideas to the entertainment industry.