PLASA takes a lead role in the promotion of technical & health and safety excellence across the industry through political and regulatory influence, standards development and industry guidance.
In support of these aims, PLASA has a team of technical advisers and health & safety consultants providing members worldwide with guidance on technical developments and routes to best practice. It has representatives sitting on numerous technical committees and international working groups.
The association is also an active political campaigner and works hard to ensure the industry has a voice when it comes to matters of technical policy.
PLASA is a key participant in Government advisory groups such as the Small Business Trade Association Forum (SBTAF) and the Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment (JACE) and works closely with the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Health Protection Agency (HPA).
PLASA is also a key member of BEIRG (British Entertainment Industry Radio Group) and a lead player in the campaign to ensure that members who operate from, or provide equipment or services into the UK market, have access to the spectrum frequencies they need to ensure the high quality delivery of live events, productions and tours. Along with other major organizations representing the British entertainment industry, PLASA is a key signatory to the Save our Sound campaign in support of these aims.
PLASA is also intending to bid to be the UK's spectrum band manager when the contract is put out to tender following the London2012 Olympics.