1st Option Safety Group


TV and Film Health and Safety Consultants. Working as part of your team to help you create great content while protecting your people, your production and your business.

Production Safety Support

We can provide safety, fire, medical and security support to help manage your risks with the planning and delivery of your production or event. Whether in TV and film production, live events or in extreme and remote locations, use our extensive online resources or work with our fully qualified and experienced team of advisers who are available by phone, email or onsite.

Safety Training

Get  the safety, fire and first aid  skills you need to safely plan and manage your production, event or venue and to respond to challenges quickly and effectively. All our training and refresher courses are designed to meet the demands of the TV and film industries, live events and venue management and, where applicable, meet the industry standards an accreditation.

Safety Equipment

Protect your people and production with fire, safety and survival equipment that meets the highest standards.
Your one-stop equipment store for complete flexibility, speedy delivery in UK, overseas and competitive prices for sale and hire.
Our advisers are available by phone and email to help you find the right kit for the job.

1st Option Safety Group Retained Services


Over 250 independent TV production companies, broadcasters and studios retain 1st Option to provide their safety support. 


See how our retained services could work for you.


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Our retainer package detail

Our retained service can provide all your organisation’s H&S requirements or support your in-house safety team.
From policies and systems through to day to day advice and support, training and equipment, we have the range of service solutions to meet your needs.
Talk to us about a retainer package to suit your company or project.

The features and benefits of a retained service include:


Source of Competent H&S Advice

  • Use 1st Option Safety as your ‘source of competent H&S advice’ as required by H&S law and commissioning questionnaires from broadcasters


Online safety resources:

  • A-Z of production, event and venue safety hazards and controls, regularly updated with the latest best practice and legal requirements and guidance. Invaluable for producing production risk assessments and for undertaking any production activity safely.
  • Safety Forms and Checklists. Handy pre-prepared forms for risk assessment, accident reporting etc. Checklists to help with location recces, studio safety, filming in unusual locations such as schools, railways, or airports and unusual activities such as diving, flying or at sea.
  • Database of pre-vetted contractors.
  • Online risk assessment system. Produce, share and store expert risk assessments for any production activity
  • Hostile environment security reports and threat analysis.

Safety Advice Centre *New*

  • Unlimited access for your team to our safety advice centre via phone and email for advice on any safety issues and risk assessment reviews. Available working hours and diverted to our duty safety adviser out of hours and at weekends.


Onsite Support.

  • Priority access at reduced rates to onsite support for production recces and shoots, location and studio inspections, events or venues. Safety, security, medical and fire support available.



  • Reduced price access to our online risk awareness and other safety courses
  • Priority access and reduced rates for all other training: Safe Management of Productions, Fire Warden, Emergency First Aid at Work and Hostile Environment Training.


  • Preferential rates on hire and purchase of safety equipment
  • Storage, maintenance and management of client owned safety equipment
  • Out our hours supply and delivery of equipment for short-notice assignments


Policy and Systems

  • Health and Safety Policy and Organisation and Arrangements tailored to your organisation
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Updates on relevant changes to Health and Safety Law
  • Assistance with accidents and incidents and dealing with enforcement authorities

                            Some of our fantastic clients

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