High Risk Guide
Welcome to the High Risk Guide
The BBC has special arrangements in place for high risk work. This includes: deployments to hostile environments which may be environmental (high altitude or desert) or man-made (conflicts, violent disorder); undertaking activities such as covert filming of dangerous groups; or covering events such as terrorist incidents, natural disasters or pandemic diseases.
Full details are on the Definitions and Requirements Page
Are You Using the Safety App?
If you normally use the JSG the checklist in the App can be used as a record of the section that apply. However, if your activity is not covered by the JSG you will still need to record a specific risk assessment on myRisks and the checklist can be used as a way to inform that risk assessment.
In areas of the business such as production, radio or sport the Safety App can be used:
- to record changes to your risk assessment in a dynamic way
- during a recce to record issues, hazards and controls which you need to cover in your risk assessment
For High Risk Activities you must still contact the High Risk team for advice and support.
More information can be found on using the App on the About page via the More button.
Further Advice and Feedback
If you can’t find what you are looking for or need more advice and are working on a BBC production, then contact your safety advisor or the safety advice line.
If you have any comments or suggestions for additional guide pages then please email the Safety Advice line.
A Hostile Environment is defined as a country, region or specified area subject to war, insurrection, civil unrest, terrorism or extreme levels of crime, banditry or lawlessness, public disorder (G8 etc); or areas with extreme climatic conditions or terrain and natural disasters such as volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis etc.
This is a guide to identifying some of the potential risks that you may encounter when deployed to hostile environments or when you are involved in high risk activities. The guide looks at risks and suggests possible mitigation measures and ‘actions on’.
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It is not intended to provide instruction or guidance on how third parties should manage their risks. The BBC cannot be held liable for how this information is interpreted or used by third parties, nor provide any assurance that adopting it would provide any measure of legal compliance. More information.
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