We are the largest, most experienced safety consultants to the media and entertainment industry. Our safety support, advice, training and equipment enables our clients to achieve their creative goals, safe in the knowledge they are protected from risks at work.

Fleabag | Two Brothers Pictures
Safety Support
Noughts & Crosses | Mammoth Screen
Safety Support
Outlander | Left Bank Pictures
Safety Support
Chernobyl | Sister Pictures, HBO
Safety Support
The Crown | Left Bank Pictures
Safety Support
The Capture | Heyday TV, NBCU
Safety Support
Edinburgh International Festival 2019
Safety Support
Sink or Swim | TwoFour
Safety Support
Killing Eve s2 | Sid Gentle
Safety Support
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire | Stellify Media
Safety Support

SAFETY SUPPORT

Online resources, email and telephone advice and onsite advisers. We provide all the support you need to keep your production, event or workplace safe and compliant. Click below to see how we can help you.

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SAFETY TRAINING

Equip yourself and your team with the knowledge and skills to stay safe and within the law. Our safety, fire and first aid courses are delivered in our central London training room or at your premises or location.

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SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Our central London equipment store is your one-stop shop for all safety, fire and medical equipment. For sale or hire, we have everything you need to keep your people protected.

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Online Training with First Option

Our online training courses over Zoom are proving very popular while many of us are having to work from home. Why not make best use of this time to get up to speed with the knowledge and skills to get back into production safely. 

Book your place on our Safe Management of Productions, separate COVID-19 Production Protocols course or Fire Warden training today.

Need help with a safety issue?

Call our safety advice line:
0203 301 1256 Option 1
Or email: advice@firstoption.group

Request Onsite Support

Complete our online form to book onsite safety, fire or medical support.
Or call: 0203 301 1256 Option 2

Our Retained Service

Over 250 companies retain us to provide their on-call safety advice and support.
Talk to us about a retainer package to suit your company or project.

What our clients are saying

COVID-19 and Production FAQs

COVID-19 and Production FAQs

Answering the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and production.  Providing the latest information and the ability to ask us about common issues. 

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HSE Confirms Spot-checks To Resume

HSE Confirms Spot-checks To Resume

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that they will restart inspections as the lockdown eases across the country. HSE had briefly stopped carrying out spot checks in March, after the lockdown was announced.


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COVID-19 Production Guidance

COVID-19 Production Guidance

Our guidance and protocols, which assist in the enabling of production while reducing the risk from the COVID-19 Virus, now include more detailed suggestions for a range of areas across production. We will continue to update this document regularly to reflect emerging requirements and best practice.


To support our guidance we have developed an online 'Managing COVID-19 Risks on Productions' course.  



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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Pact and UK Broadcasters introduce new industry-wide guidance for producing TV safely.

Cross industry experts, including First Option have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead.

ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead. The guidelines are intended to enable a return to production for the television industry.

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