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COVID-19 Productions: A Day In The Life Of Martin Barraclough
October 20, 2020

COVID-19 Productions: A Day In The Life Of Martin Barraclough

As the leading health and safety provider, First Option have been in the forefront this past year, supporting many productions to return safely back to work. First Option's associate team and safety consultants have been supporting several productions onsite, to ensure cast and crew members are following the COVID-19 protocols and staying safe on set. First Option have supported the industry, by developing guidance, to training over 7,000 industry professionals on the safety measures of the pandemic.

The Pandemic: Stores PPE Supplies
October 19, 2020

The Pandemic: Stores PPE Supplies

First Option’s Stores department have been working tirelessly throughout this past year, supporting the film and television industry by supplying personal protective equipment (PPE), throughout the pandemic. I interviewed our Head of Equipment Services & Logistics, Sam Askham to find out how the Stores team have supported our clients and some of the challenges they faced throughout the pandemic. 

COVID-19 | Transmission Update - October
October 16, 2020

COVID-19 | Transmission Update - October

Navigating our way through the headlines about this virus is challenging. What do we really know?

First Option TV and Film Production Health and Safety Advisor Training Course
August 25, 2020

First Option TV and Film Production Health and Safety Advisor Training Course

First Option have developed the world’s first TV and Film production Health and Safety Advisor training course. 

For the past three months, First Option has been putting its team of over 30  in-house and associate consultants through the course, and will be making it mandatory for all new consultants joining the team.  



 

COVID-19 Hygiene
August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Hygiene

Tips on how to disinfect and stay up to date on COVID-19  hygiene

COVID-19 Public Transport - The Risks
August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Public Transport - The Risks

Despite early fears of high transmission, the risk from public transport appears low and can be managed, especially in groups without other risk-elevating factors. 
In fact transmission associated with public transport is very hard to find, especially in areas where adherence to universal mask use is high. 


 

The Chain Of Infection
August 21, 2020

The Chain Of Infection

The 'chain of infection’ paradigm is principally applied to tackling HAIs (healthcare associated infections but it is a very useful framework for thinking about stopping COVID in non-healthcare settings too. 

COVID-19 Transmission Update
August 19, 2020

COVID-19 Transmission Update

A summary of the latest evidence about how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted.  What are the relative risks between the modes of infection and what that means for infection prevention and control strategies. Principal sources are publications in peer-reviewed journals and reviews undertaken by WHO and partners.