1st Edition

Production Safety for Film, Television and Video

By Robin Small Copyright 2000
    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Robin Small