Guidance for the entertainment industry - Machinery Safety

A safe principles guide for the design, manufacture and use of machinery intended for use as part of the theatrical set

This guide has been produced for theatre industry workers that are involved in the design, manufacture and use of machinery as part of theatrical sets and scenery. It is suitable for Technical Managers, Technical Designers, Draughtspersons, Construction Managers, Production Managers, Stage Managers and Producers.

The guidance takes a step-by-step checklist approach through each stage of theatrical set design and manufacture - from concept, to sign off and use. It guides you through best practice and principles of good health and safety risk management as applied to the design and manufacture of machinery used as part of theatrical sets, to ensure that it is fit for purpose and safe for use.

This document does not replace regulations, directives, approved codes of practices or standards but can be followed alongside them.


Disclaimer: The information and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).