Production Safety Guide
The Guidelines collated in the PSG cover those activities or situations which are routinely encountered by those working in TV productions. The Guidelines cover safety, security, health and environmental risks and give guidance on how these risks can be reduced to an acceptable level. However, users are reminded that this information is generic in nature and the risks encountered may vary with the particular situation or set of circumstances involved - any course of action should always be based on a sound and thorough assessment of safety risk.
If you are travelling to a hostile environment or undertaking activities in the BBC High Risk Guide e.g. covert filming, filming riots, etc., then you must contact the BBC High Risk team.
The “Getting started” section explains the layout of our Guidelines. The “Training” section points users to the safety competency requirements for those working and managing others on location. For the full list of activities covered by the Guide, click on the link in the top r/h margin "PSG Activities List".
The PSG is also available via the BBC App - see Related Topics.
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