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

We are the safety provider broadcasters recommend

Our in-house team of over 20 safety and high risk advisers provides:

  • A personal service with a dedicated, named adviser
  • A high level of expertise, qualifications and experience
  • An unrivaled track record of support to productions, venues and events
  • A wide range of specialist knowledge
  • Online resources and telephone and email advice at any time
  • A complementary range of services including advice, support, training, equipment, fire, medical, high risk, remote and extreme environments.


Safety, fire and security services to TV and film production, venues and events.  We also serve a range of non-media and corporate clients.

  • Policy, systems, risk assessments
  • Online, telephone and consultant support
  • Safety, fire and security audits
  • Venue and event safety management
  • Premises and facilities Health and Safety

High Risk

Support to news and productions in hostile environments, high risk assignments and operating in remote or extreme locations.

  • Online country pages and tools
  • High risk advice and planning support
  • Experienced field security advisers
  • Remote area paramedics
  • 24/7 tracking, monitoring and response


Safety, fire, first aid and security training for groups or individuals. Equip your staff with all the knowledge and skills they need.

  • Production safety
  • Venue and event safety
  • Hostile Environment and First Aid
  • Bespoke travel security and safety
  • General H&S, Fire and First Aid

Safety Stores

A full range of production safety equipment for sale or hire. Stores in London and Bristol or delivered wherever you need.

  • Working at height or on water
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Body armour and helmets
  • Individual and team medical packs
  • Riot gear and chem bio protection
  • Survival and outdoor equipment


If you saw it on TV, in a cinema or at a live event the chances are we provided the safety support to make it happen.

  • TV drama, entertainment and comedy
  • News, factual and reality
  • Film
  • Theatre, ballet and opera
  • Sports events
  • Concerts and festivals

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.

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