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A Day In The Life Of: David Osborne At The Rila Mountains, Bulgaria (Pilgrimage - Series 3)
June 25, 2020

A Day In The Life Of: David Osborne At The Rila Mountains, Bulgaria (Pilgrimage - Series 3)

We interviewed our Remote Areas Medic, Safety Advisor & Hostile Environments instructor, David Osborne on his latest project, Pilgrimage - Series 3 in The Rila Mountains, Bulgaria. He gave us an insight into the health and safety procedures and precautions that had to be put in place for this adventurous project.

First Option works with ScreenSkills To Create Covid-19 Training For Productions
June 12, 2020

First Option works with ScreenSkills To Create Covid-19 Training For Productions

First Option works with ScreenSkills To Create Covid-19 Training For Productions to help film and television productions return safely back to work.
COVID-19 Production Manual - The Yellow Book
June 8, 2020

COVID-19 Production Manual - The Yellow Book

Our production guidance has been updated and developed and into our COVID-19 Production Manual - 'The Yellow Book'.  The book is free to clients and available to non-clients for a small charge. 

Our general guidance has been replaced with our generic COVID-19 Risk Assessment template.   



COVID-19 and Production FAQs
June 7, 2020

COVID-19 and Production FAQs

Answering the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and production.  Providing the latest information and the ability to ask us about common issues. 

Countries Resume Film and Television Production
June 4, 2020

Countries Resume Film and Television Production

Film and Television production is slowly resuming across the world as governments gradually lift restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


HSE Confirms Spot-checks To Resume
May 26, 2020

HSE Confirms Spot-checks To Resume

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that they will restart inspections as the lockdown eases across the country. HSE had briefly stopped carrying out spot checks in March, after the lockdown was announced.


COVID-19 Update
May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Pact and UK Broadcasters introduce new industry-wide guidance for producing TV safely.

Cross industry experts, including First Option have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead.

ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead. The guidelines are intended to enable a return to production for the television industry.

New COVID-19 Guidance for Productions
May 21, 2020

New COVID-19 Guidance for Productions

Major broadcasters such as ITV, BBC,Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV. ITM and the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have decided to collaborate together to introduce a new industry wide guideline for producing television safely in the pandemic.