Risk Management of Productions

Course Overview

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For programme makers who are interested in learning about risk management techniques in television and film productions. 

This course is designed to give a broad overview of the health, safety and environmental issues to be considered when making programmes or films. The course will explain why risk management is needed in production and give practical methods of how it should be tackled. It is recognised that mental health and culture have both grown in importance to production management in recent times and this course discusses the key approaches in dealing with these critical topic areas. The session also identifies available resources for environmental sustainability management.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: 1 Day (10am - 4pm)

Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses.

Course Content 

The course concentrates on the practical aspects of risk managing a production:

  • Roles and responsibilities in programme making, both within the production team and those outside
  • The potential pitfalls of risk management and how these may impact upon the programme making process
  • Application of risk management principles using real-life case study examples
  • How to establish and maintain control through clearly defined occupational risk roles and responsibilities

Aims & Objectives:

  • A broad overview of the risk management issues to be considered during the making of programmes, including hazard identification, risk assessment and good health, safety and environmental management
  • The opportunity to analyse and discuss the risk management techniques used on production including hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Discuss good health and safety management on location
  • Information about risk management policy and procedures, including how productions should interact with their contractors and others
  • To provide information about the legal framework


This course has been accredited by the Production Safety Passport (PSP) scheme as industry-standard, high-quality and widely-recognised health and safety training. Upon successfully completing this programme, you will gain a PSP certificate via the ScreenSkills website which employers can use to verify your level of training. This is valid for 5 years. Further details of the PSP can be found here

£165.00 Plus VAT

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This online course can also be delivered for individual companies on request.