Whilst we all adapt our working practices for the current situation with COVID-19, Location Safety Ltd are here to help support you, getting your production back to a position to resume or to a start of filming. We can help you develop realistic, pragmatic solutions to film safely.

We can work with you to develop:

COVID-19 Risk Assessments

As this is a real hazard for your production, we will work with you to identify and produce, a specific risk assessment, working alongside the high level industry guidelines available. We can help you to review your studio space, sets, locations and activities to see how these can be utilised or undertaken as safely as is possible.

A COVID-19 risk assessment, is an assessment of the risks that your production faces both in terms of introducing this virus to the work place and the risk from spreading it through your cast and crew. There is of course a need to identify who is at risk, how they may be infected, what controls will need to be implemented to manage these risks and how those controls are going to be monitored to ensure all are working. This will sit alongside your normal production risk assessments.

The Government states you must carry out an assessment of the risks posed by COVID-19. Additionally if you have more than 5 employees this must be documented in writing, as is also the case, with all other risk assessments. If possible, you should publish the risk assessment, if you have more than 50 employees, as the government is expecting you to.

COVID-19 Operating Procedures

Once a COVID-19 risk assessment has been undertaken, we can help you develop and  implement the controls that are needed to be introduced to form safe working practices, that will need to be followed and  monitored, across your production.

On Set Safety Advisors

Location Safety Ltd can support you with providing on set safety advisors whether for the duration of your shoot, recces or on an adhoc basis to help monitor your COVID-19 protocols, alongside your more commonplace production risks.

COVID-19 Supervisors

As per the British Film Commission Guidance, Location Safety Ltd can provide dedicated COVID-19 Supervisors, to assist your production management team, with monitoring, compliance with social distancing and other health and safety measures on your set.

If your chose is to rather have a dual role crew member undertake the COVID-19 Supervisor role, then please get in touch, to see how we can support them in this position. This we can offer on a retainer basis, whereby we can provide telephone and email safety advice and support to any queires that may arise.

Training

We are developing a range of different levels of training for cast and crew regarding COVID-19. These start at an awareness level and move on to higher levels, for those in more senior positions, regarding their responsibilities.

ScreenSkills – free basic online awareness training – awareness training designed for freelancers/crew working in production in the film and high-end TV industries.

COVID-19 Supervision and Enforcement course – designated supervision, head of departments and enforcement staff. Please e-mail us  for more information. 

Alongside this we are able to tailor training to the specific needs of your production. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and to find out more, regarding our training packages.

ScreenSkills – free basic online awareness training

World Health Organisation – Free COVID-19 online courses

Future Learn – COVID-19: Tackling the novel coronavirus

Industry Resources

Government – Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

British Film Commission – COVID-19/Coronavirus guidance

PACT – TV production guidance

BECTU – Film and TV recovery plan

Advertising Producers Association – COVID-19 shooting guidelines

Welsh Government – Creative industries: guidance for a phased return (in Wales)

Film and TV Charity

Please get in touch so we can talk through your project and start to support you straight away.

 


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07831606857 or 07789913918

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Film, TV and Media Safety Specialists
Keeping you safe whilst filming.
Risk Assessments, Safety Advisors, Working at Height, Rope Access, Steep Ground Working, Mountain Safety and Rescue, Water Safety and Rescue and Safety Boats.