5/06/2013 17:06 HRS

For the benefit of its members and potential members, the ABTT has scheduled a special HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? session, as part of the revitalised Seminar Programme at this year’s ABTT Theatre Show, being held at London’s The Old Truman Brewery next week, Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 June.

Designed to give the organisation a direct platform with the people it represents, Robin Townley, the ABTT’s Associate Executive Officer, will outline current plans and ambitions, as well as host ‘Questions & Answers’, so allowing for members to be able to raise any issues relevant to them and offer suggestions for the general good that the organisation might act upon.

This half hour session on the Thursday is part of the Association’s plans to increase its dialogue with the membership, giving a louder voice to technicians at the heart of the industry.

The seminar is complemented by a number of sessions being presented by the ABTT, including the launch of TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT 2013, a new edition updated for the first time in five years (Wednesday), followed by REVIEW OF THE NEW TECHNICAL STANDARDS (Thursday), where experts will be on hand to guide visitors through the format and layout of the new book.

In the ARE YOU COMPETENT? CAN YOU PROVE IT? session, the ABTT will once again present its PLASA Focus seminar (Wednesday), looking at competence and how it relates to training and assessment, whilst two sessions on BS7909 & BS7671 (Wednesday & Thursday), will focus on the practical information technicians require for Temporary Electrical Systems in the presentation of live performance.

Further seminars include KEEPING YOURSELF COVERED hosted by the ABTT’s insurance partners Jelf Insurance (Wednesday), UPDATES TO THE LICENSING ACT FOR SMALLER VENUES, covering the proposed changes to the Entertainment License this September (Wednesday) and BEING COMPLIANT: ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR RISK ASSESSMENTS INTO PRACTICE OR INTO A DRAWER? with ABTT Safety Committee Chairman Michael Anderson (Wednesday).

Finally, a topical debate covering updates to the working at height regulations will be discussed during WORKING AT HEIGHT (Thursday) and the latest features of the ABTT’s TECHNICAL ACCESS PASSPORT will be revealed, alongside a new trainer module (Thursday).

Full information can be found at: and all seminar session are free to attend for registered visitors and exhibitors.

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