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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Need help with a production safety issue?

Call our new advice line: 0203 146 0433
Or email: advice@1stoptionsafety.com

1st Option Safety Group Retained Services

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

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.

Some of our fantastic clients

Left Bank Pictures
Freemantle Media
Royal Opera House
Mamoth Screen

Latest News

Mental Health: A Wake Up Call For The Television Industry

Mental Health: A Wake Up Call For The Television Industry

The Mental Health Foundation states that the leading cause of death in the UK, for young people aged 20 to 34, is suicide. Statistics shows that men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide compared to women and the recent death of Love Island contestant, Mike Thalassitis, has highlighted the need for television to ensure that full support and aftercare is given to cast and crew members for their mental health and well-being. 
First Aid Training In The Workplace

First Aid Training In The Workplace

1st Option's Marketing Assistant, Vandana Thanki took part in the Level 3, Emergency First Aid at Work training course last month and shared her experience and why you should train your organisation in First Aid.  

Atlanta Hostile Environment Training

Atlanta Hostile Environment Training

The 1st Options training team arrived at Banning Mill in Atlanta in early March 2019 to deliver a 4 day Hostile Environments and first aid training to 17 delegates from CNN news based out of Atlanta US.
Welding Fume Safety Update

Welding Fume Safety Update

The Health and Safety Executive have just issued updated guidance on their expectation regarding the control of exposure to welding fume.  Those employers found not following the guidelines should expect to receive enforcement action from HSE inspectors.  Those employers providing welding facilities on their site or employing staff who weld should review and revise their risk assessment(s).


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