Safe handling and use of substances
The Directors will be responsible for identifying all substances which need a COSHH Assessment in conjunction with the H&S Officer.

The Directors will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented.

The Directors will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant volunteers are informed about the COSHH assessments.

A check will be made that new substances can be used safely before they are purchased.

Assessments will be reviewed at each shoot location or when the work activity changes, whichever is soonest.

Information, instruction and supervision
Health and Safety Law leaflets are issued by the company.

Supervision of young workers/trainees will be arranged/undertaken/monitored by Jane Andrews..

The Film Producer is responsible for ensuring that volunteers working at locations under the control of other volunteers are given relevant health and safety information.

Consequences of non compliance
Health and safety management should provide a very positive contribution to the overall efficient and effective management of Bristol Films. Non-compliance with this policy will therefore be viewed as a serious matter, ultimately subject to disciplinary procedures resulting in volunteers being excluded from any ongoing project.

Competency for tasks and training
There will be no formal induction training for volunteers. However, where specific task are to be undertaken, the H&S Officer will provide specific instruction as to the potential risk involved and how to minimize these.

Training and H&S records will be kept. Relevant training will be identified, arranged and monitored.

Accidents, first aid and work-related ill health
A first aid box will be kept at each location.

The appointed person(s)/first aider will vary from location to location, but it will be the responsibility of the Film Producer to ensure that a suitable person is appointed.

All accidents and cases of ill health are to be recorded in the accident book. The book is kept by the Film Producer.

The Producer is responsible for reporting accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing authority (HSE or your local authority depending upon where you are filming).

To check our filming conditions, and ensure our safe working practices are being followed, we will review each day’s shooting and the Health & Safety Officer is responsible for investigating accidents. This is then reported to the Producer.

The Producer is responsible for acting on investigation findings to prevent a recurrence.

Emergency procedures – fire and evacuation

Escape routes are checked in each location.
Emergency evacuation will be tested each location.

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