Safety Support
Safety Support

Remote and Extreme

Supporting challenging shoots in the world's wildest places.

We can help you with:

  • Early support to your planning, location, creative objectives and production requirements.
  • Detailed safety and security intelligence to identify risk areas in advance, protect your crew, safely capture exciting content and get the most from your locations.
  • Guidance on activity-specific risk management and specialist environments e.g. jungle, desert, arctic, ocean & mountains.
  • Comprehensive peer-reviewed risk assessments for recces, shoots and specific activities.
  • Effective medical, security, evacuation and communication plans.
  • Dynamic Risk Management on the ground, implementing effective safety protocols for evolving and unpredictable risks inherent in operating in remote environments.

Personnel

  • Safety advisers experienced in a wide variety of environments from deep jungle to Himalayan peaks.
  • Advanced First Aiders, Remote Area Medics, Paramedics and Doctors.
  • Specialists in adventurous activities and expedition leadership (e.g. Rope Access, Boat and Water Safety, Jungle Leaders, Mountaineers & Off-road driving experts).
  • SIA licensed & experienced security personnel to ensure the protection and security of your crew in sensitive and hostile environments.
  • Our consultants can take on a range of location and logistics management responsibilities to help reduce the pressure on production teams.

Training

  • Personal care and survival for challenging environments such as jungle, desert, arctic or high altitude.
  • Intensive training for operating in sensitive and hostile environments.
  • 4x4 Training - specialist driving and vehicle safety for remote and off-road environments.

Equipment

  • Advice and guidance on safety, medical, communications, personal and specialist equipment for a wide range of different environments, expeditions and activities.
  • Our central London store provides rapid dispatch of discounted equipment for both direct hire and sale.
  • Satellite Phones, radios, emergency beacons, GPS and tracking.
  • Clothing & Expedition kit for extreme environments.

Recent Credits Include

  • 'Connected' Zero Pont Zero / Netflix (In Production)
  • ‘Race Across the World’ (Studio Lambert / BBC 2) – Europe & Asia
  • ‘Escape’ (Maverick/C4) – Panama & Iceland
  • ‘My Year with the Tribe’ (Keo/BBC2) - Papua New Guinea
  • ‘Everest Rescue’ (Betty/Discovery) - Nepal
  • ‘Fortitude’ (Fifty Fathoms/Sky 1) - Iceland
  • ‘Survival of the Fittest’ (Two Four/ITV) - South Africa
  • 'Dope' Netflix

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Remote & Extreme Support Team

Our fully qualified and multi skilled expedition safety, medical and technical team can support you no matter how challenging your project. Meet our team members below.


David Osborne

David Osborne

Associate remote safety consultant, expedition leader and medic

Jim Allen

Jim Allen

First Option safety and security consultant and remote emergency medical technician

Drew Cook

Drew Cook

Associate safety consultant, mountaineering, arctic and remote specialist

Nick Parks

Nick Parks

Associate safety advisor, expedition leader, remote area and mountain guide

Adrian Baker

Adrian Baker

Associate safety consultant boat handler, and paramedic

John Bream

John Bream

Associate safety consultant and mountaineering specialist

Luca Alfatti

Luca Alfatti

Associate remote safety consultant and paramedic

Dr Dierdre Galbraith

Dr Dierdre Galbraith

Associate expedition doctor

Brett Sargent

Brett Sargent

Safety consultant and medic

James Ross

James Ross

Associate safety consultant and paramedic 

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones

Safety consultant, diving specialist and paramedic

Iain Matheson

Iain Matheson

Associate security and remote consultant

Graeme Douglas

Graeme Douglas

Associate safety consultant mountain and water rescue specialist

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

Associate safety consultant and paramedic

Adrian Baker

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