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Safeguarding In Production
June 14, 2019

Safeguarding In Production

Safeguarding - our associate safeguarding and child protection expert, Caroline Brant, former head of safeguarding at the BBC, explains why safeguarding is so important and what measures productions need to take to fulfil their duties in this important area.
Noise And Musicians’ Ears: What's Next?
June 4, 2019

Noise And Musicians’ Ears: What's Next?

Our associate noise in entertainment expert, Ruth Hansford, reflects on the Royal Opera House vs Goldscheider case and what it means for orchestras and other musicians and employers going forward.
A Day In The Life Of: James Ross At Lake Garda, Italy
May 9, 2019

A Day In The Life Of: James Ross At Lake Garda, Italy

We Interviewed our Safety Advisor and Medic, James Ross on his latest rock climbing marketing campaign in Lake Garda, Italy. He gave us an insight into the health and safety procedures and precautions that had to be put in place for this adventurous project.
The Royal Opera House loses its appeal against Viola Player
April 26, 2019

The Royal Opera House loses its appeal against Viola Player

The  Royal Opera recently lost its appeal against Viola player, Mr Chris Goldscheider whose hearing was permanently damaged whilst rehearsing, Wagner’s Die Walkure. This case will bring further scrutiny to the potential hazards of noise in performing groups and employers will need to ensure they are managing the risks effectively.
Mental Health: A Timely Reminder For The Television Industry
April 26, 2019

Mental Health: A Timely Reminder 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 productions 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
April 17, 2019

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.