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Production Safety for Film, Television and Video

1st Edition

By Robin Small


496 pages

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Paperback: 9780240515311
pub: 2000-07-03
Hardback: 9781138161153
pub: 2016-12-14

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Covering all aspects of production safety, this is an invaluable reference guide for the independent programme maker, freelancer, manager, producer, tutor and student filmmaker. Robin Small identifies all the major risks and gives advice on how to control and/or eliminate them. Each hazard section includes useful references to the relevant legislation, documents and licences, as well as addresses of organisations for essential advice and recommended further reading.

Important information about hazard identification, risk assessment and safety policy is provided in the chapters covering legislation, health and safety management, personal protective equipment and insurance. Particular hazards are then split into individual sections for ease of reference. These hazards include:



Explosives and pyrotechnics

Food and catering

Manual handing and lifting

Visual display screens

Working at heights

The appendices provide comprehensive contact information for UK and European Heath and Safety sources. They also include sample forms to draw up your own safety system.

Robin Small is Senior Lecturer in Television, Media Department at the University of Huddersfield.

Table of Contents

List of acronyms; Part One - Introduction * Legislation * Health and Safety management * Personal protective equipment * Insurance * Part Two - Hazards * Appendix 1: Licences and forms * Appendix 2: Addresses of HSE offices * Appendix 3: UK Health and Safety organisations * Appendix 4: Safety books, magazines and posters * Appendix 5: European safety organisations * Appendix 6: Production Safety forms

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General