Health and safety advice and how to get help.

Health and safety

Decent health and safety regulations are an essential right.

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The Health and Safety Executive and local authority Environmental Health Departments are responsible for enforcing most health and safety legislation in workplaces. Fire safety law is enforced by the fire authority and the police are responsible for investigating certain incidents such as road traffic accidents.The law also gives Equity Officials the right to act as Safety Representatives anywhere our members are working.

Employers, producers and engagers have a legal responsibility to ensure that workplaces they are using are safe  whether this is a club, theatre, studio, festival site or location. In turn, you have a legal duty to take care of yourself and others. You can find information about your responsibilities and identifying hazards below.

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Advice for working during a heatwave in theatres & outdoor theatre spaces