Health and Safety

 Part 1: Statement of Intent

Our Health and Safety policy is to:

  • Prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health.
  • Manage the health and safety risks within our workplace.
  • Manage health and safety risks for staff and freelance crew on shoots.
  • Provide clear instructions and training to ensure staff are competent to carry out their work.
  • Consult with employees on matters affecting their health and safety.
  • Ensure all equipment is well maintained and safe to use.
  • Maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Ensure that staff are aware of all emergency evacuation procedures in the Preston Street Films office, or when working on location.
  • Seek proper advice on any specific health and safety issues when working on location and communicate this advice to all crew.
  • Complete risk assessments for all work carried out outside the office.
  • Review and revise this policy regularly.

Part 2: Responsibilities for Health and Safety

  1. Overall and final responsibility for health and safety:

Chris Jones – Director

  1. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice:

Chris Jones and Guy Natanel (Directors)

  1. To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas:

Chris Jones and Guy Natanel

Safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid and work related ill health.


Guy Natanel

Monitoring, accident and ill-health investigation, emergency procedures, fire and evacuation.


Chris Jones

Maintaining equipment, information, instruction and supervision, training.


  1. All employees should:
  • Cooperate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters.
  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety.
  • Report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).


Part 3: Arrangements for health and safety

Risk assessment

  • We will complete relevant risk assessments for all shoots and take appropriate action.
  • We will review risk assessments when working habits, locations or conditions change.


  • We will give staff and freelance subcontractors health and safety inductions and provide relevant training where necessary.
  • We will ensure suitable arrangements are in place for staff working remotely.
  • If necessary we will ensure all staff are equipped with relevant personal protective equipment and clothing.


  • We will ensure escape routes are signed and kept clear.
  • We will make sure plans are tested and reviewed regularly.