This page contains:

  • links to our NEWSLETTERS which we produce regularly and distribute to our members.
  • links to the websites of ORGANISATIONS relevant to Production Management.
  • links to TRAINING offered by organisations which we feel will be useful in the professional development of our members, or for anyone wanting to enter the industry.
  • links to areas of LEGISLATION relevant to a Production Management in the theatre live entertainment industry.

Click on the name of the organisation to be taken to their website

 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.
SOLT – Society of London Theatre
ABTT – Association of British Theatre Technicians
HSE – UK Health and Safety Executive
Independent Theatre Council the management association for theatre’s independent sector.
UK Theatre– formerly the Theatre Management Association


Click on the name to be taken to their website

Performing Arts Technical Training. A guide to technical training courses at UK colleges and universities.
ABTT: Association of British Theatre Technicians Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and individual courses
UK Theatre  Courses offered by UK Theatre, formerly the Theatre Managers Association

• 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
Stage Electrics resources:

ITC: Safeguarding for the Performing Arts– safeguarding concerns, issues and responsibilities when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
College / University level Technical and Production Management

Regulations and Guidance

Click on the Regulation to be taken to the relevant website

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

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health

HSE Electrical safety
The Working Time Regulations (1998) implement the European Working Time Directive into GB law
Working at Height
Manual Handling
PLASA – Safety of Display Lasers 

• ABTT Code of Practice for Weapons on Stage