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Use of Weapons on Productions
October 26, 2021

Use of Weapons on Productions

Following the tragic fatal shooting on the set of Rust being filmed in New Mexico last week,  the incident has initiated a widespread debate on the use of firearms on film sets and television shows.

So here is our reminder about how weapons are regulated and how they should be employed on productions.

First Option launches revamped Risk Awareness course
September 9, 2021

First Option launches revamped Risk Awareness course

Now we know what you're all thinking...health and safety...boring, right?

Wrong!

Our new and improved Risk Awareness (RAW) course will enable delegates to develop an understanding of the risk assessment process and why it's so important. 

10,000 delegates successfully trained on First Option’s Covid-19 courses
June 3, 2021

10,000 delegates successfully trained on First Option’s Covid-19 courses

In May 2020 our Covid-19 courses were launched and one year later our incredible training team has successfully trained over 10,000 delegates to ensure they have a thorough understanding of protocols, procedures and Health and Safety regulations, including how productions should manage the risks in studios and on location.
First Option Joins Global EHS Company ERM
April 7, 2021

First Option Joins Global EHS Company ERM

We’re delighted to announce that First Option has been acquired by the world’s largest pure-play sustainability advisory firm, ERM (Environmental Resources Management).
COVID 19 RESPONSE - SPRING 2021 Roadmap out of lockdown
February 25, 2021

COVID 19 RESPONSE - SPRING 2021 Roadmap out of lockdown

Boris Johnson has unveiled a plan to end lockdown restrictions in England by 21st June. 

The roadmap is aimed at giving clarity, time to plan as asked for, and assurance that once places and venues are open, they stay open.

From 8th March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.

IOSH TV/Film Production H&S Advisor Training
February 18, 2021

IOSH TV/Film Production H&S Advisor Training

First Option Safety are now pleased to offer our IOSH TV/Film Production H&S Advisor training course to external individuals and companies. 

 

COVID-19 | Vaccines and Productions
January 27, 2021

COVID-19 | Vaccines and Productions

We’re getting a lot of questions about vaccines and what they might mean for productions – if someone is vaccinated when can we stop testing? How soon can they stop masking and distancing?

We’re really excited about the vaccines too, but even if all your cast and crew have been vaccinated, had both doses and waited a few weeks for the immune system to catch up, you still can’t relax any of the current precautions, vaccinated or not. Those need to be around for a while yet.
COVID-19 Reduction in Self-Isolation
December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Reduction in Self-Isolation

A change to the self-isolation period from 14 to 10 days has been announced resulting in changes to public health requirements for positive contacts and overseas arrivals.

Anyone required to self-isolate, due to contact with someone who has had a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19), or as a result of quarantine rules on arrival from overseas will need to do so for 10 days following updated clinical advice.