1st Option Safety Group is the leading provider of safety advice, support, training and equipment to the media and entertainment sector.

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New: Drone Fundamentals Training Course

consortiq1st Option Safety Group in association with ConsortiQ are proud to offer you our new Drone Fundamentals Course which is designed to give content producers information and training on how the hazards associated with commercial drone use should be managed.


Drones have rapidly become an indispensable tool in the media environment. But they bring with them a minefield of regulations and hazards. In half a day, the Drone Fundamentals course tells you what you need to know about planning a drone shoot safely and effectively, covering the basics of law plus a guide to the technology available to programme makers.
Our next course is scheduled for Wednesday 5th October at 2pm at 1st Option Head Office >>
For more info:
tel: 0845 500 8484 or email: autoRA@1stoptionsafety.com

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1st Option – A ‘One-stop’ Safety Shop

We offer an unrivalled range of safety services from high level policy and process development through online and telephone practical advice and onsite support.

We work on some of the biggest TV and film productions in entertainment, drama, remote factual and news.  We support theatres, venues and events as well as a range of corporate clients’ premises and operations.

Our in-house team of 30 risk management professionals are ready to help you with whatever health and safety, fire, ‘high risk’ or security challenges you face.

Why 1st Option Safety?

UK health and safety law requires all employers to:

  • Have suitable and sufficient risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Have a source of competent advice
  • Put in place Organisation and Arrangements to manage safety
  • Provide clear information, instructions and training to employees.
  • Set up emergency procedures
  • Work with other employers sharing the same space
  • Record and investigate accidents and incidents and report serious ones.

1st Option Safety can help you with all those requirements and much more.


Our Services Model

Our low cost annual retainer gives you access to all our online safety and high risk resources including our A-Z of safety advice, Pre-vetted Contractor List, Forms and Checklists, Hostile Environment Country Pages and resources; and 24/7 telephone and email safety advice from our fully qualified team.

Retained clients receive a significant discount on all our training, equipment and on-site adviser rate card.

Our Partners

We work with some trusted partners to provide a full range of safety related services.


Global security support in challenging environments.  Up to the minute intelligence for broadcasters, close protection, highly trained, experienced and well equipped media security advisors providing security and medical related intelligence, advice and protection.


Expedition specialists, facilitating challenging, remote location or extreme environment shoots. From the freezing wastes of the high Arctic and Himalayas, to stifling Jungles and inhospitable Deserts, Max Adventure allow you to focus on what you do best…making great films.


IRATA Rope Access, Extreme Locations Rigging, Filming Support & Supervision, Technical Rescue Cover, Driving, Security, Medical, Stunt Rigging & Support