Following a fatality involving a fall from height, this bulletin is issued in response to matters of concern raised by the Coroner regarding the planning and supervision of work at height undertaken in the entertainment industry.
It is relevant to employers, those planning such work and those carrying out such work.
Employers are reminded that they must ensure that safe equipment and safe systems of work are in place. Work at height must be properly planned, appropriately supervised, and carried out safely.
Those carrying out the work are reminded that they must work safely as per the safe system of work, and use appropriate equipment correctly.
PLASA and NRAG are responding to the Coroner’s concerns and have set up a working group with the aim of reviewing existing industry guidance and to consider the need for the development of further guidance or other information. We will issue further bulletins in due course.
In the meantime guidance is available covering these topics and a non-exhaustive list is included in the document linked below.