Concert Halls and Theatres

What do you need to do?

Information, instruction and training


  • If players, conductors, composers and stage crew understand the risks of noise exposure they will be more likely to take action to protect their own and their colleagues' hearing.

Regular meetings with musicians and stage crew will help:

  • Identify problem areas and deal with them quickly
  • Show the conductor, performers and technicians what you are doing about noise, and why
  • Raise awareness of the risks
  • Engage musicians and crew in positive measures to control the risks
  • Involve the Musicians' Union and other safety representatives to implement good practice

Advise staff that exposure to noise outside work may also damage their hearing (for example, loud personal stereo, motor-racing, going to gigs on days off).

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