Safe Design and Construction of Production Sets

Course Overview    

For Production Designers, Art Directors, Games Designers, Prop Buyers, Construction Managers, and Riggers etc. Essentially anyone who may be involved in the design, manufacture, build or purchase of any of the elements associated with a production set.

The course has been designed to help people understand key health and safety issues involved in design and construction safety relating to productions. The course emphasises the importance of identifying the hazards associated within the design, manufacture and build, as well the rigging & de-rigging of production sets. Demonstrating satisfactory risk assessments and gaining an understanding of the responsibilities associated with contracting associated design crafts are also featured. The course also specifically covers the requirements of the revised (2015) CDM Regulations and the implications for productions, set design, construction and arts departments.

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

Duration: 1 day

Course Content 

To provide an understanding of:

  • Health and safety responsibilities & what the law requires for set design and construction.
  • The health and safety issues to be considered when working at a variety of studios, venues and locations
  • The acceptable standards to which sets should be manufactured and built, to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose
  • How to assess the safety competencies of the various crafts and tradesmen
  • The acceptable working practices and standards which should be employed by the various crafts and tradesmen and the safety of their equipment
  • Acceptable games/build criteria when involving the public i.e. what are the safety issues to be considered in design and construction
  • Risk assessment and the need to exchange information
  • The recognition of hazards and how to control the risks


Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

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