Technical

Codes, Forms and Updates

ABTT Guidance on the use of Pyrotechnics

ABTT interim Guidance Note 08a: Safe Use of Pyrotechnic Effects; December 2015

CDM 2015 Update

HSE Guidance on CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry (click here)

CDM roles and duties in the theatre and performing arts (click here)

Guidance Note 20 – Suspended Fibrous Plaster Ceilings: Survey and Inspections.

Advice to Theatre Owners and Managers regarding Suspended Fibrous Plaster Ceilings; Survey, Certification, Record Keeping etc.

Download ABTT Guidance Note 20 Here (PDF)

For guidance on establishing the competence of inspectors and plaster work contractors, please refer to the Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS) website section on Heritage Buildings: https://www.thefis.org/about-us/specialist-interest-forums/heritage-plastering-forum/heritage-buildings/ 

Westminster City Council have released four documents on their website:

  1. Apollo Theatre – Richard Ireland Report
  2. Apollo Theatre Alan Baxter Report
  3. Apollo Theatre Covering Document
  4. Apollo Theatre Westminster City Council Report

All information sheets and reports published by Westminster City Council following the outcome investigation in the partial collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling need to be read in conjunction with one another.

COP011 Code of practice on work at height in theatres (2011 Edition) and COP012 Code of practice for use of Tallescopes for working at height in theatres (Published 2014)

Please find below a link to the Code of practice on work at height in theatres.

IMPORTANT REVISION: Section 5 of this code of practice has been superseded by the Code of practice for use of Tallescopes for working at height in theatres (Published 2014).

COP011 Code of Practice  on work at height in theatres (2011 Edition) Free to download

COP012  Code of Practice  for use of Tallescopes for working at height in theatres (Published 2014) Free to download 

Use of Tallescopes in Theatres

As sent by HSE to local authorities

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Incident Enquiry Form

This page contains a link to the Incident Enquiry Form

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COP004:Portable Appliance Testing & Advice on Electrical Safety in Theatres Revision pages

This page contains a link to the PAT revision pages (2010)

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TechTheatreBSL

Exploring BSL for technical theatre jargon.

The Technical Theatre BSL Project is about exploring and translating technical theatre words and jargon into British Sign Language (BSL).

Counter Terrorism Guidance.

NaCTSO Guidance Note 1/2015 Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

Downlad File PDF

EU ONLINE INTERACTIVE RISK ASSESSEMENT TOOLS FOR VENUES AND PRODUCTIIONS.

EU Live Performance- venues

EU Live Performance – Productions