TV and Film Production H&S Advisor

Course Overview

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This course is endorsed by IOSH and provide valuable knowledge, skills and qualifications for H&S advisors working in TV and Film

In particular, it will enable them to discharge more effectively their duties with respect to health and safety in productions, and is designed to cover general health and safety issues within a production context as well as placing emphasis on the specific production safety management issues that make the industry amongst the most interesting and potentially dangerous in which to work.

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

Duration: 2 Days plus assignment (third day shadowing a production consultant onsite is suspended during Covid restrictions)

Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses.

Course Content 

The course will enable the learner to:

Define current legal requirements and duties, including key H&S legislation and how this is applied within a production;

Identify where to access authoritative sources of production safety advice, both internally and externally;

Describe who's who on productions, including common job titles, roles and responsibilities;

Describe typical production H&S policies, management systems and arrangements;

Define the principles of sensible risk management as applied to productions;

Describe the roles and responsibilities of a production health and safety advisor, balancing the advisor/ inspector/police/enabler functions;

Describe the principles of H&S law (criminal versus civil) in the UK, EU, `North America and elsewhere;

Identify specific legislation which require risk assessment and the key differences in requirements (e.g. Management Regs, DSE, PPE, CoSHH, Work at Height, PUWER, LOLER, EAW, First Aid etc.)

Identify key examples of production industry accidents, causation, investigation, enforcement action and lessons learnt;

Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to, undertake hazard identification in a studio/location environment. Also to provide a suitable and sufficient assessment (using PETE and the 5Cs) for a range of production scenarios;

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of H&S procedures and processes in relation to client advice, onsite support, safety issue escalation procedures and responses to accidents and incidents.


A level 3 H&S qualification (e.g. IOSH Level 3 qualification Safety and Health for Business, NEBOSH General Certificate, or equivalent)


This course has been developed in conjunction with, and accredited by, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). IOSH is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals.

£450.00 Plus VAT

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Dates & Booking

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Day 1: Wednesday 15th September

Day 2: Thursday 16th September