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Case 5 - School production cancelled because lighting operator had not attended ladder training course

Issue

A school production, contributing to students GCSE exams was not going ahead because the lighting operator had not had attended a fixed ladder training course.

Panel decision

This is not a proportionate or sensible decision and is an unnecessarily rigid interpretation of working at height regulations. It's a good idea to move the box in the longer term and in the meantime ensure that anyone who accesses the box takes reasonable and sensible precautions. The show should go on - with lights!

2012-09-05