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PLASA's Ron Bonner Announces Retirement

Ron Bonner, PLASA

Ron Bonner, who has worked for PLASA for over 17 years, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of February.

Bonner has been an integral part of PLASA's technical standards and resources department since early 2001, and has made a huge contribution to standards writing for the entertainment industry, both in the UK and internationally.

Under Bonner's leadership, PLASA has instigated a wide range of standards which have contributed hugely to the safety of the industry.

Notable projects include the development of the European voluntary agreement for stage engineering that will shortly be converted to the first ever European stage engineering standard. He also led the way in guiding PLASA members on administrative compliance requirements for newly introduced European environmental legislation.

Bonner was instrumental in the creation of the electrical safety chapter of the Event Safety Guide and in creating new laser safety guidance for the industry when HSG95 was withdrawn by the Health and Safety Executive. He was also the sole driving force for a European engineering standard which ultimately led to the creation of a new Technical Standards Committee for the EU entertainment industry at CEN in Brussels.

Bonner has represented PLASA on a number of committees and was a founding member of the British Entertainment Industry Radio Group (BEIRG). Additionally, he worked closely with PLASA's Skills department and assisted in the development of the National Rigging Certificate.

PLASA will continue to invest in the important work of Technical Standards and Health and Safety in the industry, and encourage members who wish to get involved to contact us at membership@plasa.org.

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(26 January 2018)

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