HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:18:47 +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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