ABTT Gold Award for Theatre Technicians (Warwick, Last Few Spaces Remaining!)

Member’s price £515+VAT

Non-member’s price £645+VAT

29 – 30 July | 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

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ABTT Gold Award for Theatre Technicians (Warwick, Last Few Spaces Remaining!)

What is the ABTT Gold Award for Theatre Technicians?

The Gold Award is a two day course designed to support the candidate for a role in which they will have responsibility for the management of the working environment and the practices therein.

Who can do the course?

Candidates wishing to pursue the Gold Award should have attained a similar level of understanding and comprehension as achieved by pursuing the Bronze and Silver courses.

How is the course structured?

The course looks at the management of health, safety and welfare within the theatre and events industry.

DAY 1: Risk Management 1 – This module covers important aspects of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, including roles in emergency/disaster plans and attitudes towards theatre safety.

DAY 2: Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment – exploring the guidance. Risk Management 2- a practical session completing risk assessments.Gold Award Assignment Briefing – planning your written report.

What does the course cover?

• Building on a knowledge of regulation equivalent to that gained in the ABTT Bronze and Silver Awards, the course covers the principles of health, safety and welfare; the UK legislative framework and the implications of legal duties on the entertainment industry.
• How to achieve a comprehensive approach in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all workers and not to expose any other person to risks to their health and safety.
• How to implement an active programme of health promotion in the workplace, prioritising a sustainable and preventative approach.
• Formal risk management skills required by managers, HODs or supervisors.

Gold Assignment Brief:

The assignment is a written report, to be completed within 3 months of the last course date and based on a management ‘Safe System of Work,’ featuring the candidates workplace. It should be 2500-3000 words. An assignment briefing and candidate discussion will take place with the course tutors. The assignment will be subject to an external assessment by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

What does the will I be able to do at the end of the course?

• Identify legal requirements for the provision of health, safety & welfare in the work place
• Identify sources of guidance for compliance with legal requirements
• Develop procedures to ensure adequate management of health, safety and welfare in the work place
• Undertake a comprehensive and detailed Risk Assessment
• Develop and record detailed method statements to achieve the control measures identified by a risk assessment.

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Thank you for a great week, I learnt a lot in such a small space of time and have already made plans on how to implement what I was taught into everyday life at my Theatre. The instructors were fantastic really knew what they were talking about.

ABTT Silver Candidate, Summer School 2018


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University of Warwick

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