HSE RSS feeds » Film, theatre and broadcasting http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Suspended ceiling inspection http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/27/suspended-ceiling-inspection/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/27/suspended-ceiling-inspection/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:29:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52087 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 http://www.abtt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ABTT-Guidance-Note-20-19May2015.pdf

If you have not managed to get your ceiling inspected within this period you are advised to contact your licensing authority (normally the appropriate Local Authority) to discuss how you can demonstrate that the ceiling is safe for an audience to sit beneath.

The hazards from suspended plaster ceilings are not limited to theatres or places of entertainment but will be present in any building with this type of construction. Those responsible for premises with suspended plaster ceilings are strongly advised to read the ABTT guidance referred to above.

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-to-prosecute-film-company-after-star-wars-incident/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-to-prosecute-film-company-after-star-wars-incident/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-to-prosecute-film-company-after-star-wars-incident/8312 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/11/hse-to-prosecute-film-company-after-star-wars-incident/feed/ 0 CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/cdm-2015/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/cdm-2015/index.htm#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:15:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50600 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cinema-director-fined-for-asbestos-management-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cinema-director-fined-for-asbestos-management-failings/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:55:51 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cinema-director-fined-for-asbestos-management-failings/7768 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/11/26/cinema-director-fined-for-asbestos-management-failings/feed/ 0 Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/council-sentenced-after-theatre-injury/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/council-sentenced-after-theatre-injury/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:24 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/council-sentenced-after-theatre-injury/6716 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/24/council-sentenced-after-theatre-injury/feed/ 0