The author, a respected expert in the field, covers the health and safety regulations and their application regarding all aspects of staging live entertainment events. The result is an invaluable manual for production managers and event organisers. A total of 49 concise chapters covers all aspects from working at height to office safety. cknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 What Is Management? 3 The Licensing Act; 4 The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA); 5 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations; 6 Accident Costs; 7 But What Is A 'Self-Employed' Person? 8 The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 ; 9 The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998; 10 The supply of machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992; 11 Selection and Management of Staff and Contractors; 12 Training; 13 Health & Safety Policies; 14 Risk Assessment; 15 Safe Systems of Work; 16 The Health & Safety (Information for Employees) Regulations 1989 ; 17 The Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1998 ; 18 The Consultation with Employees' Regulations 1996 ; 19 Safety Representative and Committee Regulations 1977; 20 Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981; 21 RIDDOR 95 Reporting of Accidents; 22 Accident Investigation; 23 The Weather, Environmental and Biological Hazards; 24 Health and Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996; 25 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE) & The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989; 26 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992; 27 The Noise at Work Regulations 1989; 28 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989; 29 The Working Time Regulations 1998; 30 Slips, Trips and Falls; 31 Work at Height Regulations 2004; 32 Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER); 33 Special Effects, Lasers, Strobes, UV Lighting, Smoke, Vapour Effects and Pyrotechnics; 34 Lift Trucks, MEWPS and Plant; 35 Traffic Management and Work Place Transport Safety; 36 Temporary Structures; 37 Fire Safety Regulations; 38 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations 2002 (CHIP) and Notification of New Substances Regulations 1993 (NONS); 39 Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR); 40 Crowd Management and Safety Stewards; 41 Regulations Specific for Caterers; 42 Communications; 43 Work-Related Stress; 44 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994; 45 Young People at Work; 46 Office Safety; 47 The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992; 48 Measuring Performance; 49 Conclusion; Appendix 1 DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS; Appendix 2 FURTHER INFORMATION; Appendix 3 FURTHER READING. ©2004, 414 pages.