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Covid19 Update and Guidance
February 24, 2020

Covid19 Update and Guidance

The number of cases in China has risen to 77,150 and the total cases worldwide to 79,434.   2,620 people have died from the disease in China and in 29 other countries.  In recent days concern has been raised about the increase in cases in South Korea  (833 cases and 7 deaths), Italy (157 cases and 3 deaths) and Iran (43 cases and 8 deaths), as well as in deaths in Hong Kong (2), Taiwan (1), Philippines (1), France (1),  and Japan (3) .   25,103 people have recovered.  


US Events Companies Fined Over Fatal Boom Lift Accident
February 19, 2020

US Events Companies Fined Over Fatal Boom Lift Accident

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined, Pickathon LLC and GuildWorks LLC after two workers were killed at the Pickathon Music Festival in August 2019.


Fergal Keane - the truth about PTSD
January 29, 2020

Fergal Keane - the truth about PTSD

Fergal Keane's step down points to a long-understood, but difficult to manage issue with PTSD

Photo credit: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

HSE Clamp Down On Production Set Builds
January 22, 2020

HSE Clamp Down On Production Set Builds

HSE say they are 'ready to enforce' safety rules following action against production set build. 

If a build is notifiable under the CDM Regs the HSE can, and increasingly do, carry out unannounced visits to check that things are being done safely and according to the law.   

Film and Real World Violence
November 28, 2019

Film and Real World Violence

With violence at a number of cinemas following the release of Blue Story and heightened security in theatres across the US for Warner’s Brother’s film, Joker, we look at the link between on screen and real life violence. 
Canadian Health and Safety Authority Investigates Deadpool 2 Fatal Accident
October 9, 2019

Canadian Health and Safety Authority Investigates Deadpool 2 Fatal Accident

The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia (WorkSafeBC) has completed an incident report on the fatal motorcycle accident of Joi Harris on the set of Deadpool 2 in 2017.
Working at Height and Rescue - Riggers and Production Personnel
October 1, 2019

Working at Height and Rescue - Riggers and Production Personnel

MCL-UK and 1st Option have teamed up to create and develop a working at height and rescue course for riggers, production staff and theatre operatives.
Cybersecurity Training
September 11, 2019

Cybersecurity Training

Martin Turner is a former BBC Bureau Chief, head of operations (and one its first video journalists) who has broken every rule in the cybersecurity handbook. Now running our cybersecurity partner, Full Frame Technology, he explains what goes into a successful course…and how to ensure people enjoy them.