General Courses

 

From fire safety awareness to cybersecurity, we have a safety course to meet your needs.

Cyber Essentials for Media Production

1st Option Safety Group has joined forces with security specialists Full Frame Technology to offer you our new Cyber Essentials Course.
Designed for managers and team leaders

Cybersecurity has become a key part of business continuity and SMEs are the new focus for cyber attackers. More than half a billion pieces of personal information were stolen last year and suppliers are a favoured way to attack major companies. Stringent new data protection rules are due to come into force in May 2018 with penalties as high as 4% of annual turnover for serious breaches. This half-day course will give you the information you need to protect you and your company from cyber crime.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: Up to 4 hours
Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses

The interactive 4 hour programme is for managers and teams leaders, the course covers:

  • What’s the threat? Understanding the scale and nature of attacks
  • Keeping staff and data safe: Spotting threats and eliminating risks
  • New Legislation: What new rules on data protection mean for you
  • Remote productions – The other part of location safety
  • Social networking made safe: The crucial changes you need to make

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Cyber User Awareness in Media Production

1st Option Safety Group has joined forces with security specialists Full Frame Technology to offer you our new Cyber Essentials Course
Designed for general users

Cybersecurity has become a key part of business continuity and SMEs are the new focus for cyber attackers. More than half a billion pieces of personal information were stolen last year and suppliers are a favoured way to attack major companies. Users are the key target for cyber criminals. 1 in 131 emails carries malware and while many are stopped, it only takes one to get through to put operations at risk. This course engages users by giving them the information to stay safe at home and at work. The course is updated for each session with up to the minute information and videos that entertain and explain. With an absolute ban on jargon, the course engages users and makes cybersecurity make sense.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: Up to 2 hours
Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses

This Intensive, interactive 2 hour course designed for general users covers:

  • What’s the threat? Understanding the scale and nature of attacks
  • How to keep yourself safe -Spotting threats and eliminating potential risks
  • New legislation-What new rules on data protection mean in practice
  • Social networking made safe-The crucial changes that make social media safer
  • Remote productions-Safe connectivity on location

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Fire Warden/Fire Marshal

This course is for anyone designated as Fire Marshal/Warden who is allocated to fire safety responsibilities in the prevention of fires and implementing orderly fire evacuations should a fire occur.

Designed for all staff designated as “Fire Warden” or “Fire Marshal”. This course has been designed to ensure that attendees achieve a thorough awareness and understanding of the threat posed by fire, their personal responsibility in preventing an outbreak and the action to be taken should a fire occur.

Learning Type: Classroom (option to add practical extinguisher training) *Our pre-scheduled courses do not include practical extinguisher training.

Duration: Up to 2 hours
Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses

Fire Marshall/Warden Training is essential to ensure that employees who are designated as a Fire Wardens or Fire Marshalls understand their role and their duties within The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This course incorporates both the theoretical and practical* aspects of Fire Warden/Marshal training, including:

  • Fire Legislation
  • Common Causes of Fire and their prevention
  • Safety Features Within Buildings
  • Fire Risk Assessment (as a Fire Warden Role)
  • Peoples behaviour in fire situations
  • What to do in Case of Fire (including use of Fire Extinguishers)
  • Safe Evacuation of Premises
  • Action at Assembly Points

*Our pre-scheduled courses do not include practical extinguisher training.

 

Aims & Objectives:
To enable employers to meet their statutory insurance obligations and to protect staff and property under current fire safety legislation, i.e. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Fire Warden/Fire Marshal certificate, valid for 3 years.

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General Fire Safety Awareness

For all staff (other than Fire Wardens/Fire Marshals) who require an understanding of fire prevention; what actions to take in case of a fire; and their responsibilities under the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Designed for all staff designated as “Appointed Persons”.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: 1 ½ hours

This course Concentrates on:

  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • Theory of Fire / Fire Triangle
  • Fire Prevention
  • Actions to take in the event of Fire
  • Safe use of Fire Extinguishers

Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

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Managing Emergencies in the Workplace

To equip Emergency Controllers with the necessary information and training to perform their role effectively during any emergency situation, whether it is a Fire, Bomb, Gas leak etc.

Every business needs teams of people to perform certain roles, such as Fire Wardens, Security, Facilities etc, but ultimately there must be one person to manage the incident and take charge outside or inside or just being the person who needs to liaise with the Emergency Services.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: 2-2 ½ hours

This course concentrates on:

  • The role and responsibilities of the Emergency Controller, including the management of emergencies until the arrival of the Emergency Services
  • Identifying suspect mail
  • Bomb threats and control measures
  • Evacuation / Invacuation due to terrorist threats
  • Controlling the crowd in an emergency situation
  • Human behaviour.
  • Fire prevention / Good housekeeping
  • Dangers of fire and smoke
  • Evacuating people with mobility problems
  • Other possible incidents, such as a power outage, gas leak, etc.
  • Responsibilities of the management team
  • Recruiting of Marshals / Wardens and their role

Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

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Working at Height

This course is suitable for anyone who may be required to work at height such as riggers, scene hands, camera operators etc., managers and/or supervisors who control working at height activities e.g. producers, 1st ADs, engineering managers, etc

This course is designed to give a broad overview of the health & safety issues to be considered when planning temporary work at height. After the course delegates should be able to evaluate the risks involved in a variety of working at height situations and understand the hierarchy of control methods that may be adopted to reduce the risks involved. Delegates will also be made familiar with the selection, inspection and use of a safety harness and ancillary equipment. Temporary working at height includes working on roofs, scaffolds, mobile elevated platforms, ladders, etc. The course involves the practical use of safety harnesses and ancillary equipment including head protection therefore wearing of appropriate clothing is essential.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: Half a day

The course concentrates on the practical aspects of safely managing temporary working at heights and this is conveyed by:

  • Summary of health and safety issues and accident statistics in relation to working at height.
  • An overview of health and safety regulations which have a bearing on working at height and in particular the Working at Height Regulations.
  • A summation of various working at height situations and the types of control that may be deployed in their hierarchical sequence.
  • An overview of the health effects associated with fall arrest equipment due to kinetic forces and suspension trauma.
  • Practical use of full body safety harnesses, lanyards, inertia reel fall arrest devices, karabiners, etc.
  • Detailed procedure for inspecting and caring for working at height PPE.

 

Aims & Objectives:

  • Provide practical guidance on the hazards associated in a variety of working at height situations and the hierarchy of controls required to reduce the risk.
  • Demonstrate the seriousness of the risks involved as well as an overview of Health & Safety legislation and how it relates to safe working at height.
  • Provide delegates the knowledge to apply the most appropriate controls to a working at height situation and the skills to select, check and correctly use personal protective equipment where required.
  • Provide an understanding of the potential health effects associated with fall arrest equipment due to kinetic forces and suspension trauma syndrome and methods they may use to minimise the effects.

Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

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Managing Safely in Premises and Offices

This course is for facilities Managers, Health and Safety Coordinators or anybody who is responsible for safe management of facilities and offices.

Designed to give you a broad overview of the health & safety issues to be considered when managing safety in premises and offices, this course will explain why health and safety is needed and give practical methods of how it should be managed.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: 1 day

The course concentrates on the practical aspects of safely managing offices/premises. It will take you through an easy way of managing office/premises safety by using the premises safety file system:

  • Legal Framework
  • Risk Management and Hazard Identification
  • Overview of key risks and hazard identification:

Workplace Regulations:

  • Work at Height
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  • Electricity
  • Work Equipment
  • Lifting Operations
  • Control of Substances
  • Manual Handling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Legionnaires Disease
  • Asbestos
  • Fire

Emergency Arrangements:

  • Disaster Management
  • Visitor Management
  • Contractor Management and Assessment
  • Application of risk management principles using real-life case study examples
  • How to establish and maintain control through clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  • The importance of monitoring and inspection

 

Aims & Objectives:

  • A broad overview of the risk management issues to be considered including hazard identification, risk assessment and good health and safety management.
  • To increase awareness and knowledge about the hazards present and legal implications involved with building management
  • Understanding the need for communication and coordination with stakeholders and 3rd parties
  • To provide information about the legal framework

Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

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Manual Handling

This course is for anyone who is likely to lift or carry as part of their daily role.

Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of loads can cause a range of injuries – from back problems to other musculoskeletal disorders. Training to lift and carry correctly forms an important part of reducing manual handling risks. This course is intended to give a very practical understanding of the risks involved and control measures required for lifting and carrying activities.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: Up to 2 hours
Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses

This course incorporates both the theoretical and practical aspects lifting and carrying loads, including:

  • The need for back care and postural awareness and its associated myths
  • Workplace risk factors and mechanisms of injury – the leverage effect
  • Introduction of dynamic risk assessment
  • Introduction of functional anatomy and it’s role in back care and postural awareness
  • The dynamic approaches to lifting
  • Semi-squat techniques and its adaptations
  • The ‘hands-on’ application of dynamic handling
  • Pushing and pulling, dual/team lifting, loads with handles, awkward loads
  • Proactive approaches to musculoskeletal health
  • Stretching/strengthening

 

Aims & Objectives:
To develop delegates’ theoretical and practical understanding of back care concerns. At the end of the programme each delegate should be able to:

  • Identify manual handling hazards, assess the risks and suggest controls
  • Use sound techniques to move, lift or carry loads
  • Apply good techniques to their own workplace

Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

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