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Managing Health & Safety in Film & TV Productions
Date: TO BE CONFIRMED Contact us on to express interest in  this course
Venue: Screen Academy Scotland, 2a Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU
Fee: £360/ £300 concession. We do not charge VAT

Funding options
You could get £200 towards the cost of your fees with an ILA account: more info here.
Or Businesses and Freelancers could get £500 with SDS Flexible Funding: more info here

NB: This course is eligible for Creative Skillset funding for freelancers training which is available for training for freelancers within the sectors of Film, TV & Radio. Freelancers will be able to access up to £1500 towards the cost of training. Please see our Short course funding page for further details.

This course is validated for within the Health & Safety Framework and is also PSP (Production Passport Scheme) Approved so is eligible for Creative Skillset Bursary support. You have to be already working in the industry with a minimum of 3 credits to be able to apply for a bursary.  For more information on how to apply for a Creative Skillset Bursary to attend this course click here: (Please be aware it can take up to 4 weeks to apply)

Course Overview
The course provides an overview of the risk management issues involved in film and television production.

In particular it will raise awareness of why and how we need to control production risks; understand better the difference and relationship between risk assessment and risk management; and be clearer about your role and responsibilities and those of others.

It involves interaction among course attendees allowing you to share and learn from each others experience.

The outcome is intended to provide a wide overview of the risks involved with film and TV production work including:
- hazard identification
- risk assessment
- good health and safety management
- working safely with contractors
- legal framework

Any individual that completes this course will be issued a unique Passport number and their details will be added to the PSP Portal. A Production Passport is valid for 3 years.

Glynn Henderson is a Chartered Health and Safety consultant with a full membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). He joined the BBC in March 1982 and became the safety advisor in June 1991 during which time he has worked on every genre of production work including: Live Events, Major Dramas, Factual, News and Current affairs, Entertainment, Sport, Children's etc. Since leaving the BBC in April 2006 Glynn has worked on a variety of feature films, television productions and commercials as well as providing production safety relating training courses for a variety of organisations.  To see Glynn’s credits go to

Who’s it for?
This course is aimed at all those who need to understand the risks involved in film and television work. Please note that Line Producers, Producers, Executive Producers, Production Supervisors, Production Managers, Unit Production Managers, 2nd 3rd Assistant Directors, Location Managers are all listed as priority roles in Skillset’s Health & Safety Funding for Training guidelines.

What people have said?
Glynn made the subject very interesting and engaging –thank you!


How to book
Please click here to visit our 'How to Book a Short Course' page and download a booking form.

If you have any questions please contact us at or call 0131 455 2572