United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

In the initial stages of the project, the holders studied relevant legislation from seven countries and found that legislation on workers’ safety in the live music industry was either non-existent or limited. Then a questionnaire was distributed to individuals, companies and associations across Europe. Responses from 13 countries provided an extremely useful source of accident data and examples of good and bad practice. A one-day seminar was held in London under the umbrella of the 16th International Live Music Conference and was attended by 59 people from 28 different European countries. Much of the time was spent networking and identifying differing work activities and responsibilities across Europe, types of employment and the safety issues. A further outcome of the seminar was the setting up of a web conferencing page on the college’s website. This was a useful tool for making comments and could be accessed on INFX.co.uk. A delegate pack and an evaluation sheet were produced. A series of articles was placed on the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) website and the project also received coverage in a number of high profile magazines within the industry.

Level of Education: Initial vocational education and training

Lead Organisation: Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

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