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All health and safety is covered by the Risk Assessment approach, which means looking at potential problems and coming up with ways to deal with them. So, from electrical safety to repetitive strain injuries, from noise to unsafe stages, there is a clear way forward.

Browse our advice by health and safety issue. You can find more detailed advice on specialised websites.

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MU Safety Reps

The MU has the special group of Roving Safety Reps who can assist you in your workplace.

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Healthcare Services

The MU has partnerships with specialist organisations to be able to help musicians address health problems.

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Latest news and features

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Celebrating BAPAM at 40

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) turns 40 this year, and all musicians should be aware of how this pioneering charity could help them to prevent and overcome practice-related physical and mental health problems.

Published: 27 March 2024

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Gabriella Di Laccio and the Donne Foundation: Championing Women in Music

This Women’s History Month we share a powerful guest blog from an award-winning soprano, recording artist, public speaker, curator and activist. Meet Gabriella Di Laccio, the unstoppable force behind Donne, Women in Music - a charitable foundation which is breaking records and influencing change.

Published: 14 March 2024

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MU Supports Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s First Conference on Disability and Music

This May Cheltenham Jazz Festival will host the first Access To Music Conference, which will see industry figures gather together to explore the challenges faced by disabled people participating in music and live events. Tickets are now on sale for both in-person and online attendance.

Published: 21 February 2024

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20 Apr 2024

Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Saltash

Open to MU members in the Wales and South-West England Region only, this is an opportunity to ensure that your equipment is safe and you are able to provide assurances for your insurance, venues and bookers.

Saltash
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21 Apr 2024

Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Birmingham

Run by Phil Docker's Guitar and Amp workshop, this is an opportunity to ensure that your equipment is safe and you are able to provide assurances for your insurance, venues and bookers. Available for all MU Midlands members.

Birmingham Member only
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22 Apr 2024

Guided Meditation

An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
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