The Whale Theatre Health and Safety Policy is available upon request from the Technical Manager.
All scenery used on stage must be maintained flame retardant. All curtains or drapes should be of a durably
or inherently flame retardant fabric and should conform to BS. 5266 Part1: 1988. As a guideline any sheet material less than 18mm
(3/4”) thick and timber less than 22mm nominal thickness should be treated to Class 1 (BS. 467 Part 7). In accordance with Irish
Regulations there is no smoking allowed within the building.
You are contractually obliged to ensure that no technical work is carried out in any area unless there is proper supervision or permission given by the full time Whale Theatre staff and that the touring company work within any relevant guidelines set out in the Whale Theatre safe working procedures and risk assessments.
We reserve the right to roster staff additional to your requirement if we judge that the staffing levels requested do not meet minimum safety requirements for any technical works planned or occurring which may result in charges.
Pyrotechnics and Firearms (including replicas and de-acs) require import licences and licences to use. If your production has any pyrotechnics or
firearms, please contact the technical manager at least TWO MONTHS prior to your get in.
To satisfy statutory regulations and our license conditions we require information and relevant risk assessments if your production
involves any activity that may cause significant risk. This may include but not be limited to; pyrotechnics, firearms, swords, naked flame, water,
hazardous substances, personnel flying, special effects, lasers, strobes, animals and children. Should you have identified any "significant risk"
you should supply us with any current risk assessments and relevant control measures or method statements. You should also ensure that you have
current certification for any equipment that requires it, i.e. P.A.T., Lifting Gear,
Flame Proofing, in case you are requested to produce them either by ourselves or by the licensing authority.
Head of Technology: Niall Woods
TEL: +353 (0) 87 261 1502