Paving The Way In Safety: Staffing For The Las Vegas Sphere

At Safety Plus, we are passionate about assisting our clients’ industries and making sure their projects are staffed with qualified safety professionals. We know firsthand how difficult it can be to source and vet the right person for a project. For most companies, hiring temporary safety personnel takes too much time and the wait to hire a credentialed professional can lead to lost bids, project delays, safety incidents, and a whole host of other issues. We always want to ensure that when a company reaches out to request our staffing services, that we provide the right person, with the right credentials, at the right cost. Recently, we were honored to staff some safety professionals for T.B. Penick, as they handled the concrete work outside the monumental Las Vegas Sphere construction.

T.B. Penick is a national leader in innovative concrete solutions and has worked on some of the most challenging and complex projects in the country, such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the San Diego International Airport, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

The Sphere

The Sphere, as you may have guessed or seen posted everywhere around social media, is the world’s largest structural sphere and is quite possibly one of the most technologically-advanced venues ever built in North America. The structure is a marvel of engineering and design, featuring a 360-foot diameter LED screen that covers the entire exterior of the sphere, creating a giant canvas for spectacular displays of art, animation, and live video streams. The Sphere also boasts a state-of-the-art sound system that will deliver crystal-clear audio to every seat in the house, creating an unparalleled sensory experience for the audience.

The Sphere in Las Vegas is the brainchild of Madison Square Garden Co., the owner and operator of some of the most iconic venues in the world, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and The Forum in Los Angeles. The Sphere is the first of its kind and will be the flagship of a new global network of venues that will revolutionize live entertainment. The Sphere is located on the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent to The Venetian Resort, and is expected to be fully open to the public in 2024.

The Project

Having won the bid to lay concrete around The Sphere, T.B. Penick sought credentialed safety professionals to assist with all ground-based safety oversite on the project. Safety Plus was able to provide them with qualified and experienced safety personnel who were familiar with the local regulations and project specifications. Our safety personnel worked closely with T.B. Penick and SACO, the company that designed and installed the LED screen that covers the entire exterior of the sphere, to ensure that employees and contractors stayed safe during the long-term project.

Building such a groundbreaking venue is not an easy task. It requires extensive planning, coordination, and expertise from various contractors and subcontractors, who have to work together to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety.

Thanks to our network of credentialed site safety professionals, we were able to quickly find suitable candidates for T.B. Penick, putting in the legwork so they could quite literally lay the groundwork around one of the coolest venues ever conceived. Safety Plus has staffed thousands of safety professionals for projects across multiple industries and states in the US, Canada, and Mexico – the Sphere was no different, regardless of shape.

Shortly after reaching out to Safety Plus, we had a credentialed safety professional on site assisting T.B. Penick with the laying tarmac around the sphere, which will soon be used for one of the most exciting sporting events in history: the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix.

The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place on the Las Vegas Street Circuit, a 3.8-mile long track that will weave through the strip – passing world-famous landmarks, casinos, and hotels as drivers push their luck to breaking points at speeds of up to 212 mph. The race will be the penultimate round of the 2023 Formula 1 season this year and will be a decisive factor in determining the world champion.

The Sphere will be a key feature of the race, as it will be located near turns 7, 8, and 9 of the track, which will use the newly laid tarmac around the sphere. The Sphere will provide a stunning visual contrast to the race, as it will display live video of the action, as well as other graphics and animations, creating a dynamic and interactive backdrop for spectators.

We are honored to have been part of such a landmark project, and to have contributed to its success. It was a privilege to have assisted T.B. Penick, and worked with SACO and other contractors with their safety efforts on this monumental project that will shape the future of entertainment and sports in Las Vegas.

Staffing the Right Professional

Safety is never a race, but it does feel nice to know that we helped “pave the road” for one of the biggest events in sporting and Vegas history. If you are looking for safety staffing and consulting services for your next project, look no further than Safety Plus. We have the experience, the expertise, and the network to provide you with the best safety personnel in the industry. Whether you need one safety professional or a hundred, we can help you find the right fit for your project. We can’t wait to see what we get to help with next, request a quote for our site safety staffing services and let us know how we can help you keep your next project safe today.

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