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Category: Film, theatre and broadcasting

Suspended ceiling inspection

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. New guidance about this which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013, can be found on the ABTT website at If […]

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

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CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry

Friday, January 8, 2016

This website provides guidance to help those in the entertainment industry understand what they need to do to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).  

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Cinema director fined for asbestos management failings

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A St Albans cinema director has been fined after he put workers and members of the public at risk of exposure to asbestos. 

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Council sentenced after theatre injury

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stafford Borough Council was today fined after an incident at a theatre in which a worker suffered fractured bone in his back.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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L106 – Media diving projects: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Monday, December 8, 2014

This publication sets out what you have to do to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. It applies to all media divers and diving projects within UK waters adjacent to Great Britain. This document has been updated, the most significant changes relate to availability of compression chambers and fitness to dive.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker fell from ladder

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Birmingham firm has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a two-metre fall from a ladder while constructing scaffolding for the set of a television programme.

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Event safety game-changers – Warwick, 12 November 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The event covers how HSE enforcement, Fee for Intervention and CDM affect events, leisure and entertainment industries.  A must for anyone involved in the operational planning of exhibitions, conferences, events, theatre production, entertainment and TV.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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HSE responds to The Sun article “Muddy idiots”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to The Sun article on EastEnders risk assessment – “Muddy idiots”, 26 February 2013.

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Minutes of JACE meeting 17 April 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

The minute of the meeting of the Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment (JACE) held on Tues 17 April 2012 in London are now available online.

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CD239: Public consultation – Removal of fourteen legislative measures

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This consultation seeks views on the HSE’s proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures (one Act, twelve Regulations and one Order and with a related provision in the Factories Act 1961) and to withdraw approval for an associated Approved Code of Practice. Still time to have your say, consultation ends 4 July 2012.

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HSE Temporary Demountable Structures – Working Group meeting minutes

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Minutes of  The Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment (JACE) meeting held on 27 February 2012 are now available online.

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Work at height and use of tallescopes in theatres

Monday, March 12, 2012

Since the ABTT withdrew its Code of Practice in view of the HSE’s concerns , much work has been carried out by the theatre industry, not only on Tallescopes but also on other methods for working at height in theatres.  Involved parties were the Theatrical Management Association (TMA), The Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), the […]

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Film company fined after cameraman hurt on set

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A production company has been fined after a cameraman fell more than three metres from the set of a forthcoming major film, when he fell through an opening in the floor.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Film, theatre and broadcasting eBulletin

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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