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Haunts must apply for a permit before beginning construction. A fire inspector will visit the site as soon as it is ready to open (at least a week before opening). He or she will point out anything that needs to be added, changed or updated. Another inspection to check any changes will occur before theRead More
There are many ways to put walls together for a haunted house. The following is a popular system that not only creates strong walls that are easy to put together, but also provides a system for easy storage. Make sure you have the correct tools before building a wall. It is better to use aRead More
There are many tools that are beneficial to creating a haunted house. To maintain a safe environment, it is important to use the correct tools and keep an organized shop with well-maintained equipment. Here are some of the main tools to use while building a haunted house. Fireproofing. Fire-treated plastics, fireproofed props and fireproofing spraysRead More
Seems easy enough, right? Using a ladder. What could happen? Check out the ladder mishaps on You Tube. Hilarious. And although ladder falls make for viral videos, a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals that a fall off a ladder is very easy and it often can beRead More
Are you a haunt owner? Do you have a haunt in your home? If you answered yes, do you have a safety plan in place? Why is this important? Here’s why: 5. The haunt industry is growing at a rapid rate. Haunts are popping up everywhere. Theme parks are adding Halloween Haunts to their seasonalRead More
You’ve seen them. They’re everywhere. And they’re a critical feature of a haunt. Zombies? Nope. Fire extinguishers. Every haunts needs them. And not just one that you dug out from the back of your garage. They need to be properly placed, in good working order and, even more important, the staff/crew needs to know howRead More
Electrical fires are very common and a threat to the safety of a haunted house. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, in the United States, 50,900 fires each year are attributed to electrical failure or malfunction, resulting in 490 deaths and 1,440 injuries. Arcing faults are a major cause of these fires. The U.S.Read More
The most important thing in an emergency is the ability to evacuate a haunted house thoroughly and efficiently. People volunteer to get disoriented in haunted houses because they trust that the people running the attraction will keep them safe and get them out if there is an emergency. Consequently, it is very important to takeRead More
What if you decided to build a haunted house? What if you knew that you were uniquely talented to scare the bejesus out of your neighbors? What if all your friends had the same opinion of you? What if your talented friends wanted to get involved in the project? What if your haunted house hadRead More
TOP TEN REASONS TO WORK AT A HAUNTED HOUSE Or how to find happiness as a haunt employee Being a zombie at work is rewarded. So many jobs are imprisonment. So many people are zombies at work and zombies at home, slogging through a job they hate to collapse in front of the TV atRead More