Remote & Extreme Safety Support

Supporting challenging shoots in the world's wildest places. 

> Complete our online form to book onsite safety, fire or medical support. Click here.

We can help you with:

  • Early support to your planning, location, creative objectives and production requirements. 
  • Detailed safety and security intelligence to identify risk areas in advance, protect your crew, safely capture exciting content and get the most from your locations.  
  • Guidance on activity-specific risk management and specialist environments e.g. jungle, desert, arctic, ocean & mountains.
  • Comprehensive peer-reviewed risk assessments for recces, shoots and specific activities.
  • Effective medical, security, evacuation and communication plans.
  • Dynamic Risk Management on the ground, implementing effective safety protocols for evolving and unpredictable risks inherent in operating in remote environments.

Personnel

  • Safety advisers experienced in a wide variety of environments from deep jungle to Himalayan peaks.  
  • Advanced First Aiders, Remote Area Medics, Paramedics and Doctors.   
  • Specialists in adventurous activities and expedition leadership (e.g. Rope Access, Boat and Water Safety, Jungle Leaders, Mountaineers & Off-road driving experts). 
  • SIA licensed & experienced security personnel to ensure the protection and security of your crew in sensitive and hostile environments.
  • Our advisers can take on a range of location and logistics management responsibilities to help reduce the pressure on production teams. 

Training

  • Travel Safety & First Aid tailored to your production. 
  • Personal care and survival for challenging environments such as jungle, desert, arctic or high altitude.
  • Intensive training for operating in sensitive and hostile environments.  
  • 4x4 Training - specialist driving and vehicle safety for remote and off-road environments. 

Equipment

  • Advice and guidance on safety, medical, communications, personal and specialist equipment for a wide range of different environments, expeditions and activities.
  • Our central London store provides rapid dispatch of discounted equipment for both direct hire and sale.  
  • Satellite Phones, radios, emergency beacons, GPS and tracking. 
  • Clothing & Expedition kit for extreme environments.  

Recent Credits Include

  • 'Connected' Zero Pont Zero / Netflix (In Production)
  • ‘Race Across the World’ (Studio Lambert / BBC 2) – Europe & Asia
  • ‘Escape’ (Maverick/C4) – Panama & Iceland
  • ‘My Year with the Tribe’ (Keo/BBC2) - Papua New Guinea
  • ‘Everest Rescue’ (Betty/Discovery) - Nepal
  • ‘Fortitude’ (Fifty Fathoms/Sky 1) - Iceland
  • ‘Survival of the Fittest’ (Two Four/ITV) - South Africa
  • 'Dope' Netflix

If you’re planning remote or challenging remote production, contact us today: 

Tel: 0203 301 1256 

Email: highrisk@1stoptionsafety.com

> Complete our online form to book onsite safety, fire or medical support. Click here.

Remote & Extreme Support Team

Our fully qualified and multi skilled expedition safety, medical and technical team can support you no matter how challenging your project. Meet our team members below.


David Osborne

David Osborne

Associate Adviser
David is a Remote Area Medic, Safety Advisor, TV Location Unit Manager and Expedition Leader. He specialises in jungle expedition leadership and safety and holds professional qualifications in advanced first aid, mountain leadership and emergency rescue.

Jim Allen

Jim Allen

Hostile Environment Trainer 
Jim has over two decades experience operating in conflict zones as an adviser and hostile environment trainer. He is certified as a SIA close protection operative, paramedic and global overland expedition leader.

Drew Cook

Drew Cook

HSSE QC Consultant
Drew is a HSSE QC Consultant, adventurer and expedition leader who has led and managed many shoots and expeditions in the polar regions and at extreme high altitude. He is a Tech IOSH, Wilderness First Responder, Rope Access Technician and mountain leader.

Nick Parks

Nick Parks


Health and Safety Advisor
Nick is a mountain guide who specialises in hazardous and adventurous productions. He has led expeditions to the Polar Regions and to extreme high altitude. He is an IFGA mountain guide and holds the Mountaineering Instructors Certificate – the highest UK certification.

Adrian Baker

Adrian Baker

Health and Safety Advisor,
Paramedic and Instructor
Adrian is a qualified safety adviser and paramedic. He has worked on many of the top adventurous productions in recent years as on-site support and in the planning stages. A former fire fighter, he has the NEBOSH Safety qualification and is a UK qualified paramedic.

David Osborne

John Bream

                Associate Advisor                 John is a specialist in rope access and working at height who has worked with the biggest names in production. He is a mountain leader, IRATA Rope Access Technician and Instructor and climbing instructor.

Jim Allen

Luca Alfatti

                     Senior Paramedic                     Luca is an experienced expedition leader, hostile environment and first aid trainer. He is a HCPC registered Senior Paramedic and is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English.

Drew Cook

Dr Dierdre Galbraith

Doctor
 Deirdre has 20 years of experience on remote and challenging expeditions and as a ski patrol doctor she has worked across a range of environments from jungle and desert to the arctic in support of productions.

Nick Parks

Brett Sargent

                       First Aider                        Brett  has a professional background as an expedition leader, safety and training coordinator, geotechnical engineer and underground mine operator. He delivers on the ground safety support, first aid courses and instructs on our hostile environment courses. He holds an N/SVQ in Occupational Health and Safety, a remote area first aid qualification and is an advanced off road driver (ROSPA). 

Adrian Baker

James Ross

Health and Safety Advisor 
James is a safety adviser, medic, surfer and a climber. He has delivered support in high risk locations such as Syria as well as on challenging mountaineering and jungle expedition shoots and is first aid trainer on our hostile environment courses. He is a UK qualified HCPC paramedic and NEBOSH safety adviser.

David Osborne

Jamie Jones

                Associate Advisor                 Jamie is a highly qualified individual who is able to operate over a spectrum of disciplines including paramedic support, health and safety as well as high risk operations. He has provided medical, safety and security support around the world.

Jim Allen

Iain Matheson 

                     High Risk Advisor                      Iain is a leading high risk adviser and close protection operator with incredibly diverse experience. This ranges from the most difficult of security environments such as Libya and Yemen to working as the Chief Instructor for Endangered Species Protection Agency in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At home with small teams, he is also a strong and creative expedition leader.

Drew Cook

Graeme Douglas

Health and Safety Manager
 Graeme is a health and safety manager with a professional background in adventurous activity leadership and coaching. At home with small teams and on big budget movies Graeme holds NCRQ Level 6, NEBOSH Safety Certification, the Mountain Instructors Certificate (UK’s highest qualification), is a Sea Kayak and Canoe Guide, a Swift Water Rescue Technician and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician.  

Nick Parks

Trevor Smith

                     Paramedic                         Trevor is qualified and registered HCPC Paramedic and safety professional with NEBOSH certification. He has experience of working on extremely challenging shoots across a range of genres and environments. 

Adrian Baker

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