Safety Support
Safety Support

PROTECTING PEOPLE, PRODUCTIONS AND THE PLANET

The leaders in production safety, wellbeing and sustainability

We are the largest, most experienced safety consultants to the media and entertainment industries.

First Option Safety Group is now part of ERM, the largest global pure-play sustainability consultancy, partnering with the world’s leading organisations to create innovative solutions to sustainability challenges that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

WELLBEING

The pressures in our industry have led to many experiencing poor mental health.
How are you doing today? Take our confidential wellbeing check.

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SAFETY 

Our safety support, advice and training enables our clients to achieve their creative goals, safe in the knowledge they are protected from risks at work.

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SUSTAINABILITY

We create innovative solutions to help clients operate more sustainably including addressing their environmental, social and governance issues.

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SAS Rogue Heroes | Kudos
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The English | Drama Republic
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The Pact II | Little Door TV
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The Last Kingdom | Carnival Films
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Killing Eve Season 4 | Sid Gentle Films
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Chloe | Mam Tor Productions
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This is Going to Hurt | Sister Pictures
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Too Hot to Handle | Thames
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Trigger Point | Hat Trick
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Landscapers | Sister Pictures
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Sex Education | Eleven Film
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Soccer Aid | Initial TV
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RuPaul's Drag Race UK | World of Wonder
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The Crown | Left Bank Pictures
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MasterChef | Shine TV
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Cats Does Countdown | Zeppotron
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Too Close | Snowed In Productions
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The Irregulars | Drama Republic
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Behind Her Eyes | Left Bank Pictures
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Intergalactic | Moonage Pictures
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The Circle | Studio Lambert
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The Serpent | Mammoth Screen
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Love Bites | Ricochet
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White Lines | Left Bank Pictures
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Don't Rock The Boat | South Shore
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Quiz | Left Bank Pictures
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Gangs Of London | Pulse Films
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A Suitable Boy | Lookout Point
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Sitting in Limbo | Left Bank Pictures
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Liar 2 | Two Brothers Pictures
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Kate & Koji | Hat Trick
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Call The Midwife | Neal Street Productions
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Why First Option?

We help ensure everyone is protected from physical and mental harm, enable a supportive and respectful culture where people can be at their creative best, and minimise productions' impact on the environment. 

We prevent costly and disruptive interruptions and protect clients' reputations from legal and other challenges.

Safety Advice

Call our Safety Advice Line
on 0203 301 1256 Option 1, or email: advice@firstoption.group

Safety Training

Book your place on one of our online or in-person safety, fire or first aid training courses. 

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

Update on 'Rust' fatality

Update on 'Rust' fatality

As the majority of readers will be aware, on October 21st 2021, Halyna Hutchins, who was Director of Photography on the Alec Baldwin film ‘Rust’ was fatally injured after a weapon was discharged on set.
 

 

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First Option launches e-tool to help navigate the complexities of workplace COVID-19 testing

First Option launches e-tool to help navigate the complexities of workplace COVID-19 testing

Figures suggest the latest Omicron wave is only now starting to slowly subside. To give an idea of the scale of the wave, the 6 months from October 2021 to February 2022 saw more than double the proportion of the population infected when compared with the 20 months between April 2020 and October 2021.
 

 

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First Option courses accredited under the ScreenSkills Production Safety Passport Scheme

First Option courses accredited under the ScreenSkills Production Safety Passport Scheme

The Production Safety Passport (PSP) is an industry-led scheme to support the mutual recognition of health and safety training in the creative media industries. The scheme helps productions stay safe by ensuring crew and management have quality training, enabling delegates with the confidence that they are benchmarked by industry-approved health and safety training.
 

 

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First Option launches Risk Management of Productions course

First Option launches Risk Management of Productions course

Producers who have responsibility for health and safety can now take our new Risk Management of Productions (RMP) course which replaces the Safe Management of Productions course. This new course is designed to equip responsible producers with the health, safety and environmental knowledge production staff at all levels of responsibility need to make content safely.
 

 

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