New Health and Safety Training: The Creative Industries Safety Passport

With health and safety qualifications increasingly a requirement of freelancers, the industry union BECTU has developed a one--day course, accredited by IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health). The first two dates for this brand new course have been announced as: 

Thursday 27 September and Thursday 25 October

These first two courses will be held at the BECTU headquarters in London and more are planned for Cardiff and Manchester later in the year

What is the Creative Industries Safety Passport?

The Creative Industries Safety Passport is a one-day health and safety course designed specifically for workers, employed or freelance, working in film, TV, theatre and live events. It promotes a safety culture based on personal responsibility for safety, encouraging delegates to be proactive in their own safety and the safety of others.

The course is accredited by IOSH under their Passport scheme which is nationally recognised and follows The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) syllabus guidelines as well Creative Skillset's National Occupational Standards in Health & Safety.

What is the course content?


The course covers the basics a delegate needs in H&S as well as:

Introducing creative industry safety; this covers why health & safety matters, health & safety legislation, duties of employees, self-employed and contractors under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, insurance, safety reps & inspectors.

More specifically the course also covers:

  • Defining hazard and risk; this covers risk assessments – hazards and risks, competence, risk matrix, controlling risk, what is reasonably practicable, dynamic risk assessments & risk perceptions
  • Hazards and practical control measures; this covers electricity, display screen equipment, working at height, manual handling, slips and trips, work equipment, hazardous substances & noise
  • Common workplace measures; this covers working time, welfare, personal protective equipment (PPE), signs and signals, first aid, accidents, accident reporting, driving, stress, violence, lone working, alcohol & drugs and fire & the environment
  • Personal responsibility for safety; this looks at how an individual can make a difference
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How much does it cost?

The one-day course costs £100 and there is a discounted rate of £75 for BECTU members. This cost includes the workbook and IOSH accreditation as well as the passport itself.

Where can I register?

There are currently two dates scheduled for courses at BECTU Head Office on Thursday 27 September and Thursday 25 October; more dates and venues will be added soon.

For full details and registration click here:



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