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Health and Safety Forum

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7 September 2023 5:00pm   to   7:00pm


Lyceum Wyndham Bar
30b Grindlay Street
Edinburgh, EH3 9AX

Free Event

This Health and Safety forum is going to be focused on the inclusion of mental health/stress in risk assessments and there will also be plenty of time for networking, nibbles and drinks!

We're going to be joined by two experts in the field: 

  • Mig Burgess-Walsh, co-chair of the Association of British Theatre Technicians,
  • Ayo Schwartz, Head of Human Resources at the National Theatre of Scotland.

This session is aimed at technical and production staff throughout the sector, but the discussion will also be relevant to anyone who is responsible for writing risk assessments.  It is open to FST members and non-members, so please share the event info with your colleagues. 

If you have any enquiries/access needs or dietary requirements do not hesitate to contact our Professional Development Manager, Fiona – fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.org

About Mig Burgess
Mig is a senior Lecturer in Theatre production at the Guildford School of Acting part of the University of Surrey, a trustee and Co Chair of the Association of British Theatre Technicians, and trustee of the Backup Tech charity that provides support for people in the entertainment industry. She is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor and delivers a variety of courses from MHFA England that help improve awareness for well-being in the work place.

Mig has also also authored two industry guidance notes on well-being in the work place.  The W1 and W2 Guidance notes, which form part of the ABTT’s technical standards publications. 

You can find out more about Mig on her blog here

About Ayo Schwartz
Ayo (they/she) is an Afro-Indigenous, Nij-manidowag (Two-Spirit), neurodivergent, third culture person with over 10 years of professional experience in human resources, theatre operations, and general management. They are a theatre practitioner who has worked with artists and activists within contemporary interdisciplinary practices including visual arts, performance arts, dance and theatre. Ayo has served as a guest speaker on panels discussing topics surrounding Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppressive work, Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, Equity and Social Justice within the creative sector.