LIST OF RECOMMENDED COURSES AND TRAINING

This page details training offered by connected organisations we feel will be useful in the professional development of our members. Details of areas of legislation relevant to a Production Manager in the live entertainment industry can also be found here.

The PMF Archive includes notes and minutes from a number of talks and courses covering these areas of legislation.

We intend this page to be member-led and draw on personal recommendations – so if you’ve completed training which has had a formative impact on your career please do get in touch. Equally additions or feedback on the organisations and training programmes detailed below is welcome.

Organisations

IOSH – The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the world’s leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace.  http://www.rbhealthandsafety.co.uk/?product=iosh-managing-safely-for-theatre-and-production
SOLT – Society of London Theatre  http://solt.co.uk/
ABTT – Association of British Theatre Technicians http://www.abtt.org.uk/
HSE – UK Health and Safety Executive http://www.abtt.org.uk/
Independent Theatre Council
https://www.itc-arts.org/training/timetable
UK Theatre– formerly the Theatre Management Association https://uktheatre.org/

Training

http://www.performing-arts.org.uk/courses.htm
SOLT: IOSH Managing Safely for Theatre Production
https://uktheatre.org/training-events/health-safety/iosh-managing-safely-for-theatre-production/
ABTT: Association of British Theatre Technicians Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
http://www.abtt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ABTT-Training_2015Final1.pdf
ABTT: Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course
http://www.abtt.org.uk/event/abtt-pyrotechnics-safety-awareness-course-warwick-arts-centre-coventry-july-2017/
Total Fabrications: Rigging for the Entertainment Industry
PLASA National Rigging Certificate, National Event Lifting Certificate, Trainee Rigger Scheme
SMA: How to work safely with RIF’s and Blank Firing Handguns in Theatre
HM Revenue and Customs: Free short courses on tax issues, Webinars
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/webinars-emails-and-videos-if-youre-self-employed
Stage Electrics resources:
http://www.stage-electrics.co.uk/education-resource/

ITC: Safeguarding for the Performing Arts– safeguarding concerns, issues and responsibilities when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
https://www.itc-arts.org/training/timetable/safeguarding-for-the-performing-arts
College / University level Technical and Production Management
courses
https://www.dramauk.co.uk/writeable/custom_uploads/cf2d39883ed11eabda225ee8dfe99a7f.pdf

Loler Regulations http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/loler.htm

Regulations and Guidance

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 – These regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment.
The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1553/pdfs/uksi_20151553_en.pdf
COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health
http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

HSE Electrical safety 
http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/index.htm
The Working Time Regulations (1998) implement the European Working Time Directive into GB law
http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/workingtimedirective.htm
Working at Height
http://www.abtt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Code_of_Practice_11.pdf
Manual Handling
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg143.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/index.htm
PLASA – Safety of Display Lasers
http://www.plasa.org/technical/Laser_Guidance.asp