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With knife crime currently at an unusual high in London and a number of UK cities, would you know what to do if...

This June, the 1st Option Safety team will make an appearance at The Media Production Show 2018 - an unmissable two-day event showcasing...

In the new BBC documentary series My Year with the Tribe, writer and adventurer Will Millard takes an in-depth look at the Korowai...

Set in the spellbinding but bleak tundra of Svalbard, the third season of Fortitude presented its share of risks for a cast and...

What risks should crews be aware of when working in tropical climates? Laura Bond-Powell recently found out during a recce for Good Karma...

Probably more than any other Western consultancy, 1st Option has acquired particularly unique current experience and insight into the FIFA venue cities, their...

Noise is everywhere and it can sometimes be tricky to remember the irreversible impact it can have on our hearing. But what are...

First Option Safety with Survival of the Fittest - We have been providing on the ground production Health and Safety support for Survival...

For the first time in Olympics history, a single broadcaster – Discovery Eurosport - has the rights to air the Games in almost...

1st Option Safety are delighted to once again be partnering with Rory Peck Trust and Frontline Freelance Register for one-to-one high risk safety...

Studio Safety Services. The number of productions utilizing studios is currently booming across the UK. That coupled with projects that are growing in scale,...

Mobile Elevated  Work  Platforms (MEWPs)  such as Genie booms, ‘cherry pickers’ and scissor lifts, and Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as telehandlers are...

An elephant called Phlai Ekasit, who has appeared in several films and multiple commercials, crushed it’s handler to death in Thailand this week, According...

  C4’s ‘Escape’, created by Maverick Television, abandons teams of elite engineers into crash sites in five different hostile and remote environments around the...

  With a constant turnover of regulation and technology, plus an ever-increasing demand for deployment, managing and operating drones in productions is fast becoming...

  Although we can significantly reduce the likelihood of serious accidents in the workplace with thorough preparation and procedures, it is impossible to guarantee...

  At least 14 people have been killed with 100s injured in two terror attacks in Spain. Citizens of 24 countries were among those killed...

  The Guardian reports that Vancouver police are investigating the death of a female stunt driver during production of the Ryan Reynolds-starring comedy sequel. Stunt...

  In recent years we have supported coverage of stories such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Ebola outbreak and the use of chemical...

  In the past month we have seen several serious incidents of performers being injured or killed after falling from height. An acrobat was...

  Competence. It’s a word that’s used frequently in safety. Risk assessments need to be completed by competent people; we require people to be...

  *This article is written by Martin Turner, Managing Director of Full Frame Technology.  An effective response to cybersecurity incidents rests on two facts; these...

For journalists, protecting oneself and staying safe is a critical issue no matter where you report from in the world. To help you...

  In the last couple of weeks, a Special Effects company was fined £16,000 after a confetti cannon hit a woman in the face...

  The BBC reports:  Seven killed, over 40 injured and three terrorists shot dead in Borough Market, London,  after van ramming attack.   More than one...

  Earlier this week we saw the devastating effect that terrorist incidents can have when a suspected suicide bomber detonated a device in the...

    Since 2012 the UK has been on the second highest terrorist alert: severe, meaning a terrorist attack is highly lightly.  The events in...

  The BBC reports : Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suspected suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened...

  The BBC reports: A man who was carrying knives near the Houses of Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. The man, in...

  The BBC reports: One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed...

  At least two people have died and there have been several injuries after a vehicle, weapon and police stabbing attack outside the Houses...

  A chart detailing the upward trend of statistics that show the impact of the new sentencing guidelines over the past three years ptmbdm7.  ...

The BBC reports: CitizenAID aims to help the public save lives before the professionals arrive. People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are...

The BBC Reports: German police are investigating a "probable terrorist attack" after a man ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart...

Last week the HSE published accident statistics for workplace injuries and illnesses for 15/16. As a general trend the rate of reported accidents is...

Battle for Mosul Day 1 - Summary Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish fighters and Shia militiamen begin an offensive to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State...

US and Iraqi commanders have said that the offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city and still under ISIS control, could begin by...

  TV viewers are regularly wowed by celebrity magicians performing tricks. But one not-so-magical stunt in Poland took a very painful turn, after the magician...

The United States has relaxed the rules about flying drones.  Existing Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules had meant commercial operators needed a pilot's licence...

Helicopter Crash during filming of French reality show in Argentina – update on investigation There has been an update in the investigation of the...

Drone hits BA plane: Police investigate Heathrow incident A police investigation is under way after a passenger plane approaching Heathrow Airport flew into what...

You Tube Channel “Trollstation” team member jailed for 9 months Not strictly a health and safety issue, but this case does have implications for...

Alton Towers admits Smiler ride safety breaches The owners of Alton Towers have been told they face a large fine after admitting safety breaches...

HSE to prosecute Film Company following Star Wars incident The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will...

Fire at ITV Studios takes “Good Morning Britain” off air Good Morning Britain was taken off air recently when a fire broke out in...

Italian actor died after a hanging scene in a live theatrical production went wrong, resulting in his strangulation Raphael Schumacher, an Italian actor,  was...

Fan hurt at Adele Concert when chain falls from Lighting Rig A fan at a recent Adele concert at the SEE Hydro Arena in ...

The new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences came into force on 1st February 2016.   Although, its still early days,  we...

In recent years, the improving quality of mini-cameras has seen a corresponding increase in their use by productions to capture ‘point of view’...