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Re rigging of over stage trusses before Phantom takes to the stage

Full safety check for Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust

SES Technical recently completed the re rigging of over stage trusses and subsequent testing at the Mill Theatre in Bedfordshire.

The work is being carried out in preparation for the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust‘s forthcoming production of the Phantom of the Opera.

The rigging installation has also included the re-roping of intermediate points for the lighting bars, checking of and addition of safety handrails, handrail height adjustments and, crucially, safety training for all relevant members of the Mill Theatre’s backstage crew.

Height tasks Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provide Guidance regarding the “planning and assessment of tasks requiring work from height during an event” on their website – Common work at height tasks at events.

Included within the Guidance are a number of specific scenarios including:-

  • From the ground
  • From the grid
  • From a platform
  • Fall protection
  • From a ladder.

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust Phantom of the OperaSharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust

The Mill Theatre is located in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, between Bedford and Rushden just off the A6. They produce around four shows a year with a mixture of drama, musicals and variety, with audiences drawn from both the surrounding area and further afield.

The forthcoming production of the Phantom of the Opera will be interpreted by the fabulous Mill Youth group.