Filming on location
safety & practicality

Thursday, 7 November 13
Suitability of location
• does the site meet the film’s aesthetic
requirements?

• can you control the site sufficiently?
• ...
Suitability of location
• easily accessible for crew and cast?
• safe parking for vehicles?
• safe storage for valuable eq...
Permission to film
• you must have permission to film from

the owner or person/company responsible

• you need to explain e...
Risk assessment
its a legal requirement

The 5 steps:
1. Identify the hazards
2. Decide who might be harmed and how
3. Eva...
Risk assessment
the basic terms

•
•

a hazard = anything that might cause harm
a risk = the chance (high or low) of someo...
Risk assessment
Step 1- identify hazards

•
•
•
•

what’s planned to happen
what might be hazardous?
seek advise if you’re...
Risk assessment

Step 2 - who might be harmed
If you know the hazard and the people at risk of
harm you must manage the ri...
Risk assessment

Step 3 - evaluate risks and decide on
precautions
(avoid/control/minimise risk)

•
•
•
•
•

do something ...
Risk assessment

Step 4 - record and implement
Show:

•
•
•
•
•

a proper check has been made
you have asked who might be ...
Risk assessment
Step 5 - review and update

things change quickly on location so:

•
•

respond to changes to the planned ...
Complete the
paperwork
location checklist
release forms
risk assessment form
schedule
ensure copies are filed with your tut...
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Health, Safety and Risk assessment for filming on location

  1. 1. Filming on location safety & practicality Thursday, 7 November 13
  2. 2. Suitability of location • does the site meet the film’s aesthetic requirements? • can you control the site sufficiently? • can you use several areas for different scenes? Thursday, 7 November 13
  3. 3. Suitability of location • easily accessible for crew and cast? • safe parking for vehicles? • safe storage for valuable equipment? • good working lighting for all areas? Thursday, 7 November 13
  4. 4. Permission to film • you must have permission to film from the owner or person/company responsible • you need to explain exactly what you intend to do and when • have they signed a release form? Thursday, 7 November 13
  5. 5. Risk assessment its a legal requirement The 5 steps: 1. Identify the hazards 2. Decide who might be harmed and how 3. Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions 4. Record your findings and implement precautions 5. Review your assessment and update if necessary Thursday, 7 November 13
  6. 6. Risk assessment the basic terms • • a hazard = anything that might cause harm a risk = the chance (high or low) of someone getting harmed ‘Five steps to risk assessment’ HSE IND163 Thursday, 7 November 13
  7. 7. Risk assessment Step 1- identify hazards • • • • what’s planned to happen what might be hazardous? seek advise if you’re unsure consider long term hazards to health as well ‘Five steps to risk assessment’ HSE IND163 Thursday, 7 November 13
  8. 8. Risk assessment Step 2 - who might be harmed If you know the hazard and the people at risk of harm you must manage the risk • • who’s at most risk? identify how they might be harmed ‘Five steps to risk assessment’ HSE IND163 Thursday, 7 November 13
  9. 9. Risk assessment Step 3 - evaluate risks and decide on precautions (avoid/control/minimise risk) • • • • • do something less hazardous contain and reduce the hazard limit exposure to hazard use protective equipment provide welfare facilities ‘Five steps to risk assessment’ HSE IND163 Thursday, 7 November 13
  10. 10. Risk assessment Step 4 - record and implement Show: • • • • • a proper check has been made you have asked who might be affected you have dealt with all significant hazards the precautions are reasonable and risks low you have made others aware ‘Five steps to risk assessment’ HSE IND163 Thursday, 7 November 13
  11. 11. Risk assessment Step 5 - review and update things change quickly on location so: • • respond to changes to the planned activity update your risk assessment health and safety is everyone’s responsibility ‘Five steps to risk assessment’ HSE IND163 Thursday, 7 November 13
  12. 12. Complete the paperwork location checklist release forms risk assessment form schedule ensure copies are filed with your tutor BEFORE filming Thursday, 7 November 13

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