Work in Broadcast

Health and safety

Find out why staying safe matters so much in the media industry, learn how to look after yourself and others, and explore the issues surrounding a variety of situations and settings.

Working alone

BBC journalists sometimes work alone: on newsroom shifts in a BBC building or on location. Simple safety procedures can minimise the risks that occasionally present themselves

First aid in hostile environments

Grant Wootton demonstrates first aid for journalists working in the field, including how best to treat burns and minor wounds

First aid in a danger-zone

Grant Wootton demonstrates how to apply first aid techniques in a danger-zone, including airway management and dressing a severely bleeding wound

Supporting colleagues who have suffered trauma

To support colleagues who may be suffering psychological problems following trauma, you need to be aware of the tell-tale signs

Dealing with trauma

Short-term reactions such as guilt and anger are normal following a traumatic event - but it is important to know when to ask for help

Young freelancers: Unprepared, inexperienced and in a war zone

Are young freelance reporters putting themselves in unnecessary danger? Senior journalists discussed what can be done to minimise the risks

Staying alive

From Hackney Weekend to Glastonbury, this week's podcast guests discuss planning for health and safety at live broadcast events.

TV in the wild

How many media professionals would swap their safe locations for a genuinely hostile environment? We look at the unique challenges of filming in extreme locations.

Foreign assignments: Andrew Harding

A lot of preparation needs to be done for a foreign assignment. The safety of your team and having the right kit and documentation are paramount