Safety in Training Video Production
Neglecting safety on a video shoot is something no crew should ever do, or director ever permit.
The primary objective is to ensure no one gets hurt on a video production, or that there are no near-misses.
Your job is to minimise risk & prevent injury
Here are some pointers:
> Use yellow tape on trailing floor cables
> Avoid making trip hazards, eg, tuck cables out of walkways and stairs.
> Have a helper holding lights, so no one can accidentally knock a light over.
> Use Hivis clothing and PPE where rqd, such as harnesses for high-up shots, safety glasses or ear muffs or safety gloves in industrial areas, hard hats when people or cranes work overhead.
> Make safety visible so everyone on the video set gets the idea
> It’s good to brief the video crew on the risks. And be prepared to have a “quiet word” with anyone who ignores safety.
> Plan locations in advance so no last minute unsafe shots are called for, eg, unexpectedly working from a height of 2 metres or more.
> Get public liability insurance for at least £1,000,000 GBP
> When in doubt consult the safety responsible person for that area first. Don’t guess.
> Besides hurting someone, an accident will cost you endless hours of paperwork and interviews. Be safe. Make safety paramount throughout your training video production.