Friday, July 29th, 2016

ABTT revise code of practice on work at height For PLASA

As previously promised, the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) will release the revised “Code of practice for the selection and use of temporary access equipment for working at height in theatres”, in time for the 2011 PLASA Show. This long-awaited document provides step-by-step practical guidance for all who work at height and those who […]

New Rules for Working with Tallescopes Announced

There now follows a press statement from ABTT regarding the use of Tallescopes reprinted in full to ensure accuracy: After discussion amongst the Tallescope Working Party – which comprises representatives from SOLT, TMA and a range of UK theatre industry organisations, members of the HSE and the manufacturers of the Tallescope, Aluminium Access Products – […]

New Code of Conduct on theatre get-ins

BECTU and the Theatrical Management Association (TMA) have published their new Code of Conduct covering get-ins, fit-ups and get-outs. Read the new “Code of conduct: Get-ins, fit-ups and get-outs” The new Code has sections covering Staffing, Loading and Unloading and Reporting. There is also a linked Safety Check Sheet and a Sample Loading Plan. An […]

Two awards for lighting!

Congratulations to Daniella Beattie, winner of this year’s TMA Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for The Wicked Lady at the New Victoria, Newcastle Under Lyme. Congratulations also to James Farncombe and Tim Mitchell, the other lighting nominees, and all of the other nominees and winners, a full list of which is available at […]

Trial starts for new code of conduct for theatre get-ins

A new code of conduct for theatre get-ins, fit-ups and get-outs is being trialled from this month. The code is the result of detailed work by a joint working party which drew representatives from the TMA (Theatrical Management Association) and BECTU. The code aims to “set minimum standards to ensure safety for all get-ins and […]