covid-19 health and safety
In order to ensure the health and safety of our production Team and Talent during the continued pandemic, we have carefully assessed the risks of COVID-19 during production with reference to government and industry guidance. In order to reduce those risks identified, as far as reasonably practicable, we will implement a range of control measures that will be in place during all stages of our productions.
We are focusing on the following areas to ensure we can manage the risks of infection from COVID-19, carrying out specific assessments where necessary.
IN OUR OFFICES:
■ Minimizing - minimizing the number of people in our offices at any time.
■ Communicating - ensuring those who have symptoms or are ill know not to come into work and to return home immediately if they become ill at work.
■ Commuting - considering the risks in commuting especially on public transport, introducing mitigations such as staggered start times.
■ Social Distancing - making every effort to ensure social distancing is adhered to from space planning to signage.
■ Cleaning - increasing the frequency of cleaning.
■ Face covering - supporting our people in the safe wearing of face coverings on a commute and in scenarios where they choose to wear.
DURING OUR PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES:
■ Travel - seeking to minimize travel requirements and follow social distancing principles within travel arrangements, wherever possible.
■ Location - considering the physical capacity of space used, given the requirements of social distancing, as well as ensuring the provision of adequate hygiene facilities. Each Location we film at we carry out individual and specific risk assessments which are always available to all cast and crew.
■ Work Activities - considering the activities that people are going to need to undertake across roles in production and if these can be adapted or changed to reduce risk.
■ Work Equipment - managing the sharing of work equipment which is key to production from cameras and headsets to edit suites. Focusing on good hygiene and managing potential issues with touchpoints. Where possible Equipment will be Quarantined before and after Productions and at the end of each filming day if it's an ongoing production. We are also using extended length cables and Wireless Equipment where possible to aid in social distancing on set.
■ Work Patterns - reviewing work patterns to encourage small groups (cohorts) of people who don’t come into contact with other groups.
■ Catering and Rest Areas - reconfiguring catering provision and planning breaks to ensure our people are as safe as possible, including arranged pre-packed meals, or offering daily per-diems for cast and crew to bring their own food.
■ First Aid and Emergency services - planning activities to reduce the risk of requiring emergency services to be called as well as advice to first aiders on COVID-19 risk.
■ Masks, Gloves, and Other PPE - as per the APA COVID Shooting and Office Guidelines will be required on all of our productions with no exceptions. If you are exempt from wearing a mask or other PPE please contact us as soon as possible so we can try and arrange alternative safety precautions for you if possible.
■ Mental Health - the COVID-19 risk and the response have had a potential Mental Health impact for those working on productions that are always considered. we support every one of our team and talent with an open door policy if they ever need to talk to someone, it confidential but we make sure they understand that we are not therapists and will support them by providing phone numbers for professional Mental health professionals and charities should they need it.
■ Monitoring - compliance will be monitored and if required people will be reminded of the new COVID-19 working practices (such as social distancing)
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